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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2011)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $338,987Details
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

With HAPPY PEOPLE, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettablejourney into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmakerpresents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. Thereā€˜s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. Withinsightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, HAPPY PEOPLE follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
January 25th, 2013 (Limited) by Music Box Films
International Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Limited) (Canada)
Video Release: April 23rd, 2013 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg
Production Countries: Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,714 $356 May 31, 2013 129
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,678 $1,154 May 3, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,912 $1,652 Apr 26, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,720 $6,185 Apr 19, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $5,147 Apr 12, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,270 $9,452 Apr 5, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,765 $7,917 Mar 29, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,951 $11,456 Mar 22, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,860 $26,011 Mar 15, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,279 $29,062 Mar 8, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,529 $39,887 Mar 1, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,096 $36,722 Feb 22, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,883 $26,028 Feb 15, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,087 $3,138 Feb 8, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,091 $3,339 Feb 1, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,076 $10,481 Jan 25, 2013 3

Cast

Werner Herzog    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Werner Herzog
Director   
Executive Producer    Werner Herzog
Producer    Charlie Woebcken
Producer    Christoph Fisser
Producer    Vladimir Perepelkin
Producer    Nick N. Raslan
Co-Producer    Thomas Nickel
Executive Producer    Yanko Damboulev
Executive Producer    Timur Bekmambetov
Executive Producer    Klaus Badelt
Cinematographer    Alexey Matveev
Cinematographer    Gleb Stepanov
Cinematographer    Arthur Sibirski
Cinematographer    Michael Tarkovsky
Editor    Joe Bini

Per Theater Chart: John Lives

January 29th, 2013

John Dies at the End didn't crash and burn at the box office. I'm genuinely surprised. The film's reviews were mixed, and generally speaking, even great reviews are no guarantee for a limited release. Also, it opened on Video on Demand before coming out in theaters, which is usually a death sentence for a film's box office chances. However, John Dies at the End earned first place on the per theater chart with $12,467 in its lone theater. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Happy People: A Year in the Taiga with $10,481, also in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Spoiler Alert

January 25th, 2013

It's a relatively slow week for limited releases, especially if you go by the number of theater counts we've received so far. We only have a theater count for one film, Knife Fight, which likely won't have a significant opening. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is the spoilerific John Dies at the End, but there are multiple reasons why it won't thrive in theaters. If there is only one release on this week's like that will thrive in theaters, it's Yossi, but even then it has just a 50/50 chance. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 96 $1,611   1 $1,611   $7,926 7
2013/01/25 63 $10,481   1 $10,481   $18,407 3
2013/02/01 76 $3,339 -68% 1 $3,339   $27,317 10
2013/02/08 70 $3,138 -6% 1 $3,138   $30,455 17
2013/02/15 55 $26,028 +729% 7 $3,718   $61,180 24
2013/02/22 49 $36,722 +41% 16 $2,295   $115,399 31
2013/03/01 53 $39,887 +9% 23 $1,734   $173,689 38
2013/03/08 54 $29,062 -27% 22 $1,321   $211,148 45
2013/03/15 56 $26,011 -10% 21 $1,239   $254,392 52
2013/03/22 72 $11,456 -56% 16 $716   $278,673 59
2013/03/29 80 $7,917 -31% 10 $792   $295,152 66
2013/04/05 72 $9,452 +19% 10 $945   $308,364 73
2013/04/12 82 $5,147 -46% 10 $515   $318,238 80
2013/04/19 77 $6,185 +20% 9 $687   $330,873 87
2013/04/26 97 $1,652 -73% 5 $330   $334,021 94
2013/05/03 105 $1,154 -30% 2 $577   $336,648 101
2013/05/31 81 $356   1 $356   $337,497 129

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 89 $3,208   1 $3,208   $9,523 7
2013/01/25 62 $16,052   1 $16,052   $23,978 7
2013/02/01 72 $5,982 -63% 1 $5,982   $29,960 14
2013/02/08 74 $5,192 -13% 1 $5,192   $35,152 21
2013/02/15 53 $43,525 +738% 7 $6,218   $78,677 28
2013/02/22 47 $55,125 +27% 16 $3,445   $133,802 35
2013/03/01 58 $48,284 -12% 23 $2,099   $182,086 42
2013/03/08 52 $46,295 -4% 22 $2,104   $228,381 49
2013/03/15 58 $38,836 -16% 21 $1,849   $267,217 56
2013/03/22 73 $20,018 -48% 19 $1,054   $287,235 63
2013/03/29 83 $11,677 -42% 10 $1,168   $298,912 70
2013/04/05 73 $14,179 +21% 12 $1,182   $313,091 77
2013/04/12 78 $11,597 -18% 15 $773   $324,688 84
2013/04/19 80 $7,681 -34% 9 $853   $332,369 91
2013/04/26 93 $3,125 -59% 6 $521   $335,494 98
2013/05/03 116 $1,647 -47% 2 $824   $337,141 105
2013/05/31 81 $1,165   2 $583   $338,306 133
2013/06/07 105 $681 -42% 2 $341   $338,987 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 12/9/2011 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
International Total$0

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