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The Trouble With Bliss (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,093Details
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THE TROUBLE WITH BLISS tells the story of 35-year-old Morris Bliss, who is clamped firmly in the jaws of New York City inertia. He wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; and he still shares an apartment with his widowed father, who treats Morris with a mix of disdain and exasperation. When he finds himself juggling a bizarre relationship with the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate and the advances of his very forward neighbor, Morris realizes that even though his life is unraveling, it’s also opening up in ways that are long overdue.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 23rd, 2012 (Limited) by 7A Productions
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Interracial Romance, May / December Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mid-Life Crisis, Delayed Adulthood
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 7A Productions
Production Countries: United States


   Morris Bliss
Chris Messina    NJ
   Stephanie Jouseski
Brad William Henke    Steven "Jetski" Jouseski
Sarah Shahi    Hattie Skunk/Hattie Rockworth
   Seymour Bliss

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Daniel Alcheh
Editor    Michael Knowles
Costume Designer    Amy C. Bradshaw
Production Designer    Lucio Seixas
Director of Photography    Ben Wolf
Executive Producer    Alex Balandin
Executive Producer    Jon Finkel
Executive Producer    Chuck Goodgal
Executive Producer    Nita Goodgal
Executive Producer    Bruce Rogoff
Executive Producer    Victoria Rogoff
Executive Producer    Dong-Chen Tsai
Executive Producer    David E. Price
Executive Producer    Brady Richter
Executive Producer    Eric Strong
Producer    John Ramos
Producer    Michael Knowles
Producer    John Will
Screenwriter    Douglas Light
Screenwriter    Michael Knowles
Adapted from the novel "East Fifth Bliss"    Douglas Light

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 1st, 2012

December 31st, 2012

This week on the home market is actually worse than last week, by a considerable degree. There are no first-run releases, and only two releases are in the top 2000 on the Amazon sales chart. Ouch. Furthermore, those two releases are Cosmopolis and Being Human: Season Two and I'm still waiting for the screeners for both films. Being Human: Season Two is easily the best pick coming out this week and since the Blu-ray is the same price as the DVD, it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

March 27th, 2012

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart, but the number one film was massive. The Hunger Games not only took top spot on the overall chart, but it earned an average of $36,871, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Second place went to The Raid: Redemption with an average of $15,270 in 14 theaters. This suggests some potential for expansion, while it should reach at least one major milestone before its theatrical run is done. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Blue

March 23rd, 2012

After last week's strange list of limited releases, which included three films playing in more than 200 theaters, this week's list is a lot more typical. In fact, there's only one film placing in more than a handful of theaters. That film is The Deep Blue Sea, which is also earning some of the best reviews and should be the biggest hit, at least in raw dollars. I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 80 $4,618   1 $4,618   $4,618 1
2012/03/30 88 $2,160 -53% 2 $1,080   $7,834 2
2012/04/06 72 $2,532 +17% 4 $633   $10,911 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 82 $5,674   1 $5,674   $5,674 1
2012/03/30 83 $2,705 -52% 2 $1,353   $8,379 2
2012/04/06 86 $3,554 +31% 4 $889   $11,933 3
2012/04/13 99 $998 -72% 1 $998   $12,931 4
2012/04/20 110 $162 -84% 1 $162   $13,093 5

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