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Happy Christmas (2014)

Happy Christmas poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,312Details
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A budding novelist and her film director husband, Kelly and Jeff and their two-year-old son live a peaceful existence in Chicago. But when Jeff’s irresponsible younger sister, Jenny, comes to live with them after a breakup, things start to change. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with a baby sitter-cum-pot dealer, and she and a friend, Carson, instigate an evolution in Kelly’s life, as her career and her relationship with her husband begin to grow in new directions. But are they welcome ones?


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000
Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: July 25th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2320, 4/30/2014)
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Delayed Adulthood, Relationships Gone Wrong, Narcotics, Dysfunctional Family, Christmas, Christmas in November, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tiki Bar Films, Lucky Coffee Productions
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Mark Webber    Kevin
Lena Dunham    Carson
Joe Swanberg    Jeff
Jude Swanberg    Jude
Chris Swanson    Music Supervisor
Eldar Kim    Cab Driver
Megan Mercier    Party Host
Chris Renton    Party Makeout Guy
Kris Swanberg    Landlord

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Production and Technical Credits

Joe Swanberg    Screenwriter
Joe Swanberg    Producer
Peter Gilbert    Producer
Alicia Van Couvering    Co-Producer
Ben Richardson    Director of Photography
Chris Swanson    Music Supervisor
Jesse McAlpin    Sound Mixer
Drew Weir    Re-recording Mixer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

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Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/25 67 $7,523   4 $1,881   $7,523 1
2014/08/01 70 $7,016 -7% 9 $780   $17,439 2
2014/08/08 85 $2,632 -62% 8 $329   $24,169 3
2014/08/15 98 $266 -90% 1 $266   $26,796 4
2014/08/22 86 $885 +233% 3 $295   $27,862 5
2014/08/29 92 $532 -40% 2 $266   $28,853 6
2014/09/05 98 $1,108 +108% 1 $1,108   $30,084 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/25 71 $10,423   4 $2,606   $10,423 1
2014/08/01 69 $11,114 +7% 9 $1,235   $21,537 2
2014/08/08 76 $4,993 -55% 8 $624   $26,530 3
2014/08/15 90 $447 -91% 1 $447   $26,977 4
2014/08/22 87 $1,344 +201% 3 $448   $28,321 5
2014/08/29 95 $655 -51% 2 $328   $28,976 6
2014/09/05 90 $1,336 +104% 1 $1,336   $30,312 7

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