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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $338,987Details
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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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,070 $338,987
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,683 $338,987

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,739 $356 May 31, 2013 129
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,723 $1,154 May 3, 2013 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,965 $1,652 Apr 26, 2013 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,768 $6,185 Apr 19, 2013 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,273 $5,147 Apr 12, 2013 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,337 $9,452 Apr 5, 2013 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,846 $7,917 Mar 29, 2013 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,038 $11,456 Mar 22, 2013 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,948 $26,011 Mar 15, 2013 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,370 $29,062 Mar 8, 2013 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,622 $39,887 Mar 1, 2013 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,206 $36,722 Feb 22, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,011 $26,028 Feb 15, 2013 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,290 $3,138 Feb 8, 2013 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,323 $3,339 Feb 1, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,710 $1,611 Apr 13, 2012 7
Never Wide Domestic 3,072 $338,987 Dec 9, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,583 $338,987 Dec 9, 2011 0

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

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January 29th, 2013

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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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

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