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Happy Christmas (2014)

Happy Christmas poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,312Details
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  4. Video Sales
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Synopsis

A budding novelist and her film director husband, Kelly and Jeff and their two-year-old son live a peaceful existence in Chicago. But when Jeff’s irresponsible younger sister, Jenny, comes to live with them after a breakup, things start to change. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with a baby sitter-cum-pot dealer, and she and a friend, Carson, instigate an evolution in Kelly’s life, as her career and her relationship with her husband begin to grow in new directions. But are they welcome ones?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
38% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000
Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: July 25th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2320, 4/30/2014)
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Delayed Adulthood, Relationships Gone Wrong, Narcotics, Dysfunctional Family, Christmas, Christmas in November, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tiki Bar Films, Lucky Coffee Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,205 $1,108 Sep 5, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,916 $532 Aug 29, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,306 $885 Aug 22, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,281 $266 Aug 15, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,320 $2,632 Aug 8, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,521 $7,016 Aug 1, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,699 $7,523 Jul 25, 2014 3

Cast

   Jenny
   Kelly
Mark Webber    Kevin
Lena Dunham    Carson
Joe Swanberg    Jeff
Jude Swanberg    Jude
Chris Swanson    Music Supervisor
Eldar Kim    Cab Driver
Megan Mercier    Party Host
Chris Renton    Party Makeout Guy
Kris Swanberg    Landlord

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Joe Swanberg
Producer    Joe Swanberg
Producer    Peter Gilbert
Co-Producer    Alicia Van Couvering
Director of Photography    Ben Richardson
Music Supervisor    Chris Swanson
Sound Mixer    Jesse McAlpin
Re-recording Mixer    Drew Weir

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

July 29th, 2014

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Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

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There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 67 $7,523   4 $1,881   $7,523 3
2014/08/01 70 $7,016 -7% 9 $780   $17,439 10
2014/08/08 85 $2,632 -62% 8 $329   $24,169 17
2014/08/15 98 $266 -90% 1 $266   $26,796 24
2014/08/22 86 $885 +233% 3 $295   $27,862 31
2014/08/29 92 $532 -40% 2 $266   $28,853 38
2014/09/05 98 $1,108 +108% 1 $1,108   $30,084 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 71 $10,423   4 $2,606   $10,423 7
2014/08/01 69 $11,114 +7% 9 $1,235   $21,537 14
2014/08/08 76 $4,993 -55% 8 $624   $26,530 21
2014/08/15 90 $447 -91% 1 $447   $26,977 28
2014/08/22 87 $1,344 +201% 3 $448   $28,321 35
2014/08/29 95 $655 -51% 2 $328   $28,976 42
2014/09/05 90 $1,336 +104% 1 $1,336   $30,312 49

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