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Another Happy Day (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,120Details
International Box Office $969,407Details
Worldwide Box Office $978,527
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A family weekend is fraught with emotional landmines for mercurial and sensitive Lynn as she arrives at her parents' Annapolis estate for the marriage of her estranged eldest son Dylan, accompanied by her three younger children. Lynn’s hopes for a joyful reunion are crushed as her wry but troubled middle son Elliot lobs verbal grenades at his mother and her relatives while daughter Alice, fights hard to keep her longtime demons under control. The weekend quickly unravels as Lynn demands to be heard by her aloof, disdainful mother, ailing, distant father and ever-judgmental sisters, but most especially by her ex-husband Paul and his hot-tempered second wife Patty. Confronted, oftentimes hilariously, with the deeply painful, half-buried truths that have given rise to the family’s primal web of resentments and recriminations, Lynn struggles to maintain her equilibrium as her best attempts at reconciliation veer quickly off-course.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2011 (Limited) by Phase 4 Films
International Releases: November 29th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
MPAA Rating: R for teen drug/alcohol abuse, pervasive language
(Rating bulletin 2188, 9/7/2011)
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Wedding Day, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Second Wife, Autism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mandalay Vision
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

Ellen Burstyn    Doris

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Production and Technical Credits

Sam Levinson    Screenwriter
Celine Rattray    Producer
Ellen Barkin    Producer
Pamela Lynn Fielder    Producer
Johnny Lin    Producer
Michael Nardelli    Producer
Salli Newman    Producer
Todd Traina    Producer
Cynthia Coury    Executive Producer
Peter Crane    Executive Producer
Caroline Kaplan    Executive Producer
Elana Krausz    Executive Producer
Sean McEwan    Executive Producer

Per Theater Chart: Ascent of The Descendants

November 23rd, 2011

There were only two films that were able to crack the $10,000 club this weekend, but they were both huge hits. The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41,038. Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand wide. Speaking of wide, the only other film in the $10,000 club was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The overall box office leader took in $138 million in 4,061 theaters, for an average of $34,012. More...

Descending on the Limited Releases

November 18th, 2011

It's a great week for limited releases, but not because there are a huge number of releases, but because this week The Descendants comes out. This is Alexander Payne's first feature-length film in seven years. (He directed a segment of Paris, je t'aime since then.) His previous three feature-length films all earned at least one Oscar nomination and it would be a major shock if this film didn't also perform well during Awards Season. There are other films coming out this week, including a few earning good reviews, but their box office chances are dwarfed by this movie's potential. More...

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 11/29/2012 $5,407 5 5 9 $8,420 12/12/2015
Rest of World $960,987
International Total$969,407 12/12/2015

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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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