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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Hector and the Search for Happiness poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,124,445Details
International Box Office $522,369Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,646,814
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $482,620 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $482,620
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine-driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Relativity
October 3rd, 2014 (Expands Wide) by Relativity
International Releases: April 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (Ecuador)
May 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Uruguay)
June 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
June 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2331, 7/16/2014)
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Therapists / Therapy, Road Trip
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Egoli Tossell Film, Erfttal Film-Und Fernsehproduktion, Screen Siren Pictures, Head Gear Films, Star Gate Films, Metrol Technology, Film House Germany
Production Countries: Canada,
Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,775 $5,805 Dec 12, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,146 $158,736 Dec 5, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,458 $563 Nov 28, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,624 $1,366 Nov 21, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,827 $2,551 Nov 14, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,178 $3,096 Nov 7, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,468 $4,950 Oct 31, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,679 $8,230 Oct 24, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,156 $36,677 Oct 17, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,836 $104,017 Oct 10, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,704 $227,924 Oct 3, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,123 $204,027 Sep 26, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,186 $40,847 Sep 19, 2014 3

Cast

   Hector
Toni Collette    Agnes
   Clara
Stellan Skarsgård    Edward
Jean Reno    Diego Baresco
Christopher Plummer    Professor Coreman
Veronica Ferres    Anjali
Barry Atsma    Michael
Jordan Schartner    Evil Plane Assassin
Jakob Davies    Young Hector
Christopher Gauthier    Roger
Michael Adamthwaite    Queen's Guard
Vincent Gale    Clara's Boss
Gabrielle Rose    French Proprietress
Bruce Fontaine    Malcolm
Bernard Cuffling    Professor Niedorf
Dean Paul Gibson    Joyless Husband
Eileen Barrett    Joyless Wife
Malcolm Boddington    Doorman
Gribunina Marina    Passport Control
Ingrid Lin    Little Girl at Airport
Thorsten Wedekind    Stressed German
Ana Trujic    Economy Class Stewardess
Alexa Damian    Business Class Stewardess #1
Megan White    Business Class Stewardess #2
Wang Qiong    Chinese Club Manager
Ming Zhao    Ying Li
Neil Li    Hotel Receptionist
Aaron Lee    Young Monk
Togo Igawa    Old Monk
Joo Kyeong Lee    Shanghai Airport Ticket Lady
S. Thandive Kgoroge    Marie Louise
Christine Le Bronq    Old Lady African Airport
Anthony Oseyemi    Marcel
Dalias Blake    Bartender
Sebelethu Bonkolo    Baruti
Hlubi Mboya    Pretty Cousin
Mary Twala    Grim Granny
Sam Madupe    Taxi Driver
Charles Baloyi    Carjacker #1
Senzo Vilakazi    Carjacker #2
Akin Omotoso    African Boss
Abraham's Seed    African Party Band
Walter Chukwu    African Party Band Singer
Tessa Jubber    First Class Passenger
Sivan Raphedy    Stewardess-L.A. Flight
Gys De Villiers    Pilot
Chantel Herman    Dying Woman on Plane
Hannah Longworth    Daisy
Aiden Longworth    Jack
Chad Willett    Alan
Elizabeth McLaughlin    Coreman's Assistant

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Maria Von Heland
Screenwriter    Peter Chelsom
Screenwriter    Tinker Lindsay
Story Creator    Francois LeLord
Producer    Judy Tossell
Producer    Klaus Dohle
Producer    Christine Haebler
Producer    Trish Dolman
Producer    Phil Hunt
Producer    Compton Ross
Producer    Christian Angermayer
Executive Producer    Jens Meurer
Executive Producer    Yoshi Nishio
Executive Producer    Ranier Puls
Executive Producer    Olivier Puls
Executive Producer    Marc Gabizon
Executive Producer    Markus Aldenhoven
Executive Producer    Amelie V. Kienlin
Executive Producer    Christine Strobl
Executive Producer    Roman Klink
Executive Producer    Marc Hansell
Executive Producer    Klemens Hallmann
Executive Producer    Benjamin Melkman
Executive Producer    Alan Howard
Executive Producer    Elliott Ross
Executive Producer    Fernella Ross
Executive Producer    Kim Arnott
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Co-Producer    John Albanis
Co-Producer    Nina Maag
Co-Producer    Oliver Damian
Director of Photography    Kolja Brandt
Editor    Claus Wehlisch
Composer    Dan Mangan
Composer    Jesse Zubot
Production Designer    Michael Diner
Costume Designer    Guy Speranza
Music Supervisor    Matt Biffa
Casting Director    Deborah Aguila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Ateah
Associate Producer    Markus Reinecke
Associate Producer    Yasin Sebastian Qureshi
Associate Producer    Mohammed Hans Dastmaltchi
Associate Producer    Jens-Peter Stein
Associate Producer    Hilary Davis
Associate Producer    Stephen Keliher
Associate Producer    Haydn Wazelle
Production Manager    Jim O'Grady
Production Manager    Michael Williams
Stills Photographer    Ed Araquel
Script Supervisor    Susanna David
Art Director    Laurel Bergman
Set Decorator    James Willcock
Hairstylist    Anne Carroll
Make up    Monica Huppert
Additional Casting    Lisa Zagoria
Additional Casting    Edward Rea
Additional Casting    James Forsyth

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September 21st, 2014

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 50 $40,847   4 $10,212   $40,847 3
2014/09/26 26 $204,027 +399% 94 $2,171   $256,508 10
2014/10/03 21 $227,924 +12% 183 $1,245   $589,490 17
2014/10/10 36 $104,017 -54% 144 $722   $799,652 24
2014/10/17 50 $36,677 -65% 39 $940   $892,547 31
2014/10/24 79 $8,230 -78% 29 $284   $917,509 38
2014/10/31 82 $4,950 -40% 21 $236   $926,472 45
2014/11/07 86 $3,096 -37% 14 $221   $932,896 52
2014/11/14 76 $2,551 -18% 17 $150   $938,954 59
2014/11/21 76 $1,366 -46% 8 $171   $941,382 66
2014/11/28 85 $563 -59% 5 $113   $942,151 73
2014/12/05 29 $158,736 +28,095% 57 $2,785   $1,100,991 80
2014/12/12 60 $5,805 -96% 22 $264   $1,121,961 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 - $16,920   4 $4,230   $16,920 1
2014/09/20 - $17,198 +2% 4 $4,300   $34,118 2
2014/09/21 - $6,729 -61% 4 $1,682   $40,847 3
2014/09/22 - $2,966 -56% 4 $742   $43,813 4
2014/09/23 - $2,344 -21% 4 $586   $46,157 5
2014/09/24 - $3,208 +37% 4 $802   $49,365 6
2014/09/25 - $3,116 -3% 4 $779   $52,481 7
2014/09/26 - $58,043 +1,763% 94 $617   $110,524 8
2014/09/27 - $91,514 +58% 94 $974   $202,038 9
2014/09/28 - $54,470 -40% 94 $579   $256,508 10
2014/09/29 - $20,486 -62% 94 $218   $276,994 11
2014/09/30 - $39,535 +93% 94 $421   $316,529 12
2014/10/01 - $23,532 -40% 94 $250   $340,061 13
2014/10/02 - $21,505 -9% 94 $229   $361,566 14
2014/10/03 - $63,447 +195% 183 $347   $425,013 15
2014/10/04 - $103,132 +63% 183 $564   $528,145 16
2014/10/05 - $61,345 -41% 183 $335   $589,490 17
2014/10/06 - $20,197 -67% 183 $110   $609,687 18
2014/10/07 - $34,240 +70% 183 $187   $643,927 19
2014/10/08 - $26,252 -23% 183 $143   $670,179 20
2014/10/09 - $25,456 -3% 183 $139   $695,635 21
2014/10/10 - $31,245 +23% 144 $217   $726,880 22
2014/10/11 - $43,121 +38% 144 $299   $770,001 23
2014/10/12 - $29,651 -31% 144 $206   $799,652 24
2014/10/13 - $19,577 -34% 144 $136   $819,229 25
2014/10/14 - $12,809 -35% 144 $89   $832,038 26
2014/10/15 - $11,961 -7% 144 $83   $843,999 27
2014/10/16 - $11,871 -1% 144 $82   $855,870 28
2014/10/17 - $9,954 -16% 39 $255   $865,824 29
2014/10/18 - $16,989 +71% 39 $436   $882,813 30
2014/10/19 - $9,734 -43% 39 $250   $892,547 31
2014/10/20 - $3,279 -66% 39 $84   $895,826 32
2014/10/21 - $6,013 +83% 39 $154   $901,839 33
2014/10/22 - $3,769 -37% 39 $97   $905,608 34
2014/10/23 - $3,671 -3% 39 $94   $909,279 35
2014/10/24 - $2,581 -30% 29 $89   $911,860 36
2014/10/25 - $3,691 +43% 29 $127   $915,551 37
2014/10/26 - $1,958 -47% 29 $68   $917,509 38
2014/10/27 - $784 -60% 29 $27   $918,293 39
2014/10/28 - $1,670 +113% 29 $58   $919,963 40
2014/10/29 - $702 -58% 29 $24   $920,665 41
2014/10/30 - $857 +22% 29 $30   $921,522 42
2014/10/31 - $1,472 +72% 21 $70   $922,994 43
2014/11/01 - $2,184 +48% 21 $104   $925,178 44
2014/11/02 - $1,294 -41% 21 $62   $926,472 45
2014/11/03 - $309 -76% 21 $15   $926,781 46
2014/11/04 - $1,474 +377% 21 $70   $928,255 47
2014/11/05 - $1,129 -23% 21 $54   $929,384 48
2014/11/06 - $416 -63% 21 $20   $929,800 49
2014/11/07 - $781 +88% 14 $56   $930,581 50
2014/11/08 - $1,754 +125% 14 $125   $932,335 51
2014/11/09 - $561 -68% 14 $40   $932,896 52
2014/11/10 - $391 -30% 14 $28   $933,287 53
2014/11/11 - $986 +152% 14 $70   $934,273 54
2014/11/12 - $1,134 +15% 14 $81   $935,407 55
2014/11/13 - $996 -12% 14 $71   $936,403 56
2014/11/14 - $1,631 +64% 17 $96   $938,034 57
2014/11/15 - $601 -63% 17 $35   $938,635 58
2014/11/16 - $319 -47% 17 $19   $938,954 59
2014/11/17 - $67 -79% 17 $4   $939,021 60
2014/11/18 - $523 +681% 17 $31   $939,544 61
2014/11/19 - $213 -59% 17 $13   $939,757 62
2014/11/20 - $259 +22% 17 $15   $940,016 63
2014/11/21 - $485 +87% 8 $61   $940,501 64
2014/11/22 37 $451 -7% 8 $56   $940,952 65
2014/11/23 - $430 -5% 8 $54   $941,382 66
2014/11/24 - $106 -75% 8 $13   $941,488 67
2014/11/25 - $45 -58% 8 $6   $941,533 68
2014/11/26 - $5 -89% 8 $1   $941,538 69
2014/11/27 - $50 +900% 8 $6   $941,588 70
2014/11/28 - $242 +384% 5 $48   $941,830 71
2014/11/29 - $225 -7% 5 $45   $942,055 72
2014/11/30 - $96 -57% 5 $19   $942,151 73
2014/12/01 - $25 -74% 5 $5   $942,176 74
2014/12/02 - $43 +72% 5 $9   $942,219 75
2014/12/03 - $17 -60% 5 $3   $942,236 76
2014/12/04 - $19 +12% 5 $4   $942,255 77
2014/12/05 - $43,776 +230,300% 57 $768   $986,031 78
2014/12/06 - $66,409 +52% 57 $1,165   $1,052,440 79
2014/12/07 - $48,551 -27% 57 $852   $1,100,991 80
2014/12/08 - $3,356 -93% 57 $59   $1,104,347 81
2014/12/09 - $4,835 +44% 57 $85   $1,109,182 82
2014/12/10 - $3,498 -28% 57 $61   $1,112,680 83
2014/12/11 - $3,476 -1% 57 $61   $1,116,156 84
2014/12/12 - $1,728 -50% 22 $79   $1,117,884 85
2014/12/13 - $2,124 +23% 22 $97   $1,120,008 86
2014/12/14 - $1,953 -8% 22 $89   $1,121,961 87
2014/12/15 - $1,132 -42% 22 $51   $1,123,093 88
2014/12/16 - $1,011 -11% 22 $46   $1,124,104 89
2014/12/17 - $188 -81% 22 $9   $1,124,292 90
2014/12/18 - $153 -19% 22 $7   $1,124,445 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 47 $52,481   4 $13,120   $52,481 7
2014/09/26 24 $309,085 +489% 94 $3,288   $361,566 14
2014/10/03 22 $334,069 +8% 183 $1,826   $695,635 21
2014/10/10 33 $160,235 -52% 144 $1,113   $855,870 28
2014/10/17 52 $53,409 -67% 39 $1,369   $909,279 35
2014/10/24 77 $12,243 -77% 29 $422   $921,522 42
2014/10/31 78 $8,278 -32% 21 $394   $929,800 49
2014/11/07 70 $6,603 -20% 14 $472   $936,403 56
2014/11/14 76 $3,613 -45% 17 $213   $940,016 63
2014/11/21 76 $1,572 -56% 8 $197   $941,588 70
2014/11/28 96 $667 -58% 5 $133   $942,255 77
2014/12/05 32 $173,901 +25,972% 57 $3,051   $1,116,156 84
2014/12/12 63 $8,289 -95% 22 $377   $1,124,445 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Ecuador 4/3/2015 $14,912 17 17 17 $14,912 11/16/2015
Mexico 6/5/2015 $0 0 16 31 $289,336 9/9/2015
Taiwan 6/26/2015 $38,015 12 12 42 $182,288 8/4/2015
Uruguay 5/14/2015 $0 0 1 4 $35,833 7/15/2015
 
International Total$522,369 11/16/2015

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