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Happy Valley (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,868Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $693,922 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $693,922
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


HAPPY VALLEY takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution in the wake of unthinkable scandal. Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College, home of Penn State University. For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Lauded not only for his program's success on the field, but also for students’ achievements in the classroom, Paterno was a revered figure in a town where team loyalty approached nationalistic fervor. Then in November 2011, everything changed when longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, setting off a firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect the children of Happy Valley. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky’s arrest as key players agreed to share their stories, HAPPY VALLEY deconstructs the story we think we know to uncover a much more complicated and tragic tale. Director Bar-creates an indelible portrait of a wounded community and an engrossing investigation into the role big time football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Music Box Films
Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Football, College Sports, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Cover Up
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Asylum Entertainment, Passion Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,755 $1,826 Dec 12, 2014 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,408 $2,397 Dec 5, 2014 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,318 $3,151 Nov 28, 2014 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,446 $9,047 Nov 21, 2014 5


Matt Sandusky    Himself
Jay Paterno    Himself
Suzanne Paterno    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    John Battsek
Producer    Ken Dornstein
Producer    Jonathan Koch
Producer    Steve Michaels
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    David McKillop
Co-Producer    Ezekiel Morgan
Composer    H. Scott Salinas
Editor    Dan Swietlik
Editor    David Zieff
Editor    Brian Funck
Cinematographer    Sean Kirby
Cinematographer    Nelson Hume

Per Theater Chart: Mockingjay Makes a Mockery of the Per Theater Chart

November 26th, 2014

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 not only earned first place on the overall box office, but it also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $29,366. Foxcatcher earned an average of $19,764 in 24 theaters. It is nearly at $1 million and has room to grow further. The Theory of Everything expanded again, but still remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,798 in 141 theaters.


Limited Releases: Pain in the... Mule

November 21st, 2014

The Mule poster

It is not a busy week as far as limited releases are concerned, which is good, because my computer crashed halfway through and I had to redo some of this column. (Save early, save often.) However, while there are not a lot of films on this week's list, many of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will be able to capitalize on their reviews. Bad Hair, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The King and the Mockingbird, The Mule, as well as a few documentaries all deserve to find audiences. Hopefully more than a couple of them actually do. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/21 58 $9,047   4 $2,262   $9,961 5
2014/11/28 69 $3,151 -65% 4 $788   $15,585 12
2014/12/05 77 $2,397 -24% 4 $599   $20,093 19
2014/12/12 69 $1,826 -24% 3 $609   $22,710 26

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 89 $914   1 $914   $914 2
2014/11/21 59 $11,520 +1,160% 4 $2,880   $12,434 9
2014/11/28 72 $5,262 -54% 4 $1,316   $17,696 16
2014/12/05 80 $3,188 -39% 4 $797   $20,884 23
2014/12/12 74 $2,984 -6% 3 $995   $23,868 30

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