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Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,512,016Details
International Box Office $17,722,163Details
Worldwide Box Office $21,234,179
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 10th, 2008 (Exclusive) by Miramax
October 24th, 2008 (Expands Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for language.
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2008 Theater Average 44 $18,467 Oct 10, 2008 3


Sally Hawkins    Poppy
Eddie Marsan    Scott

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DVD Rentals - Role Models Speeds Along

March 24th, 2009

Role Models led the massive collection of new releases on the rental chart with roughly 25% more rentals than Transporter 3. More...

DVD Releases for March 10th, 2009

March 10th, 2009

First run releases let us down again, as the best they can offer is a couple of midlevel hits. There are a few more in the limited release category, including some Awards Season players. However, from that list the best is Let the Right One In on Blu-ray. The best release overall, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is Pinocchio on Blu-ray. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay

February 18th, 2009

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest under way, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at Best Writing - Original Screenplay and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay. More...

Awards Season - Oscar Nods far from Curious

January 22nd, 2009

For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations today and leading the way was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen while Slumdog Millionaire was second with ten. More...

Millionaire Richer after Golden Wins

January 21st, 2009

The Golden Globe bounce wasn't exactly overwhelming after the winners were announced, but many of the winners have been in theaters too long to really benefit from the added publicity. More...

Awards Season - Golden Globes are Slumming It

January 12th, 2009

The first of the major awards ceremonies were held last night as the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out the 66th annual Golden Globes awards. There were very few films that earned more than one award, but the big winner was Slumdog Millionaire with four wins. It is instantly an Oscar favorite. More...

Torino Grand on Per Theater Chart

December 17th, 2008

Gran Torino opened on top of the Per Theater Chart with an outstanding average of $45,287 in six theaters. Wide expansion seems inevitable at this point. Likewise, Doubts debut of just over $500,000 in 15 theaters gave it an average $33,815 making expansion almost assured. Che - The Argentine was close behind with $30,535 in two theaters. The Reader opened with an average of $21,006 in 8 theaters, which most weeks would be enough to score top spot; however, given the competition, without continued success during Awards Season, it could struggle to expand. There were only two holdovers in the $10,000 club with Frost/Nixon earning an average of $16,061 and Slumdog Millionaire earning $12,873. The final $10,000 film was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which opened with $10,985. However, both My Name Is Bruce and Wendy and Lucy came relatively close with averages of $9,119 and $9,109 respectively. More...

Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations

December 12th, 2008

The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest. More...

Slumdog Really is a Millionaire on the Per Theater Chart

November 26th, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire remained on top of the Per Theater Chart this week with an average of $29,619. This was just 18% less than last weekend, despite tripling its theater count and that makes its performance all the more impressive. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Twilight, which earned an average of $20,368 in 3,400 theaters. More...

No Escape from Per Theater Chart

November 11th, 2008

This week the leader on the per theater chart was also the leader of the overall box office chart as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened with a very impressive average of $15,559 in more than 4,000 theaters. Second place went to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which opened with $250,000 in 17 theaters for an average of $14,887, suggesting at least some potential to expand. The Alphabet Killer was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club, as it earned $11,000 in its lone theater in Rochester, New York. Likewise, JCVD made an impressive debut with just over $20,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $10,060. More...

King of the Per Theater Chart

October 22nd, 2008

The Elephant King topped the per theater chart with $15,959, which was earned in just one theater. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $11,994, which is more impressive when you take into account that it more than doubled its theater count. One last note, Frontrunners made $6,888 in one theater over the weekend, but it has made $10,011 since Wednesday. More...

Contest - Music to My Ears

October 16th, 2008

We are a week away from the opening of High School Musical 3 - Senior Year, which could either be the biggest hit of the month, or a massive, massive bomb. The margin of error on all predictions it practically 100%. This should make for an interesting week when it comes to the weekly box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of High School Musical 3 - Senior Year. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a poster for Happy-Go-Lucky, Lou Reed's Berlin on DVD, Legendary Performers - Tammy Wynette on DVD, and finally Hannah Montana / Miley Cyrus - Best of Both Worlds Concert on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a poster for Happy-Go-Lucky, as well as Legendary Performers - Marty Robbins on DVD, and finally, Camp Rock on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Per Theater Chart is Rocking

October 15th, 2008

Two limited releases performed amazingly on this week's per theater chart with RocknRolla earning first place with an average of $20,672 in seven theaters. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $18,467 in four. Meanwhile, last week's winner, Rachel Getting Married, remained potent with an average of $16,505, despite tripling its theater count. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 10, 2008

October 12th, 2008

There are plenty of sites on this week's list, but the best of these sites are only above average and none of them rise to the level of an award worthy site. Hopefully next week will be better. More...

Limited Releases are Rocking and Moviegoers are Happy

October 11th, 2008

The official start of Awards season is nearing, and the number of potential mainstream hits coming out in limited release is growing. Of the dozen films on this week's list, there are a few of note, including Happy-Go-Lucky, RocknRolla, and Breakfast with Scot, but for wildly different reasons. More...

2008 Preview: October

October 1st, 2008

September ends, and for that we are all very grateful. However, while we are entering the final push for 2008 at the box office, things don't look too rosy for the upcoming month. First of all, there are way too many films opening, including eight that are opening or expanding on the first weekend. Of those two, maybe three will thrive. Most will sink without being noticed, which could negatively affect the overall box office going forward. On the other hand, there are a few films opening this month that could be players come Awards Season, which is just around the corner. Perhaps this will help a few mid-level hits rise above the crowd. More...

Cast Updates - July 5, 2008

July 5th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Appaloosa, Bad Lieutenant, Night at the Museum 2, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - July 2, 2008

July 2nd, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 29, 2008

June 29th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Pride and Glory, Final Destination 4, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and more! More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/10/10 41 $73,867   4 $18,467   $73,867 1
2008/10/17 35 $107,947 +46% 9 $11,994   $217,388 2
2008/10/24 33 $169,452 +57% 19 $8,919   $429,199 3
2008/10/31 26 $277,006 +63% 60 $4,617   $762,761 4
2008/11/07 22 $402,076 +45% 102 $3,942   $1,248,218 5
2008/11/14 23 $370,651 -8% 143 $2,592   $1,760,854 6
2008/11/21 20 $338,071 -9% 202 $1,674   $2,213,147 7
2008/11/28 21 $289,208 -14% 202 $1,432   $2,641,426 8
2008/12/05 27 $141,162 -51% 202 $699   $2,861,186 9
2008/12/12 33 $86,872 -38% 144 $603   $3,014,482 10
2008/12/19 40 $44,621 -49% 84 $531   $3,101,671 11
2008/12/26 49 $41,870 -6% 47 $891   $3,189,010 12
2009/01/02 40 $70,229 +68% 59 $1,190   $3,310,429 13
2009/01/09 47 $39,659 -44% 49 $809   $3,384,240 14
2009/01/16 41 $60,032 +51% 51 $1,177   $3,494,485 15

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/19 41 $11,792   51 $231   $3,494,485 102

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/10/10 40 $109,441   4 $27,360   $109,441 1
2008/10/17 34 $150,306 +37% 9 $16,701   $259,747 2
2008/10/24 33 $226,008 +50% 19 $11,895   $485,755 3
2008/10/31 27 $360,387 +59% 60 $6,006   $846,142 4
2008/11/07 23 $544,061 +51% 102 $5,334   $1,390,203 5
2008/11/14 25 $484,873 -11% 143 $3,391   $1,875,076 6
2008/11/21 25 $477,142 -2% 202 $2,362   $2,352,218 7
2008/11/28 21 $367,806 -23% 202 $1,821   $2,720,024 8
2008/12/05 26 $207,586 -44% 202 $1,028   $2,927,610 9
2008/12/12 33 $129,440 -38% 144 $899   $3,057,050 10
2008/12/19 43 $90,090 -30% 84 $1,073   $3,147,140 11
2008/12/26 47 $93,060 +3% 47 $1,980   $3,240,200 12
2009/01/02 40 $104,381 +12% 59 $1,769   $3,344,581 13
2009/01/09 38 $89,872 -14% 49 $1,834   $3,434,453 14
2009/01/16 41 $89,355 -1% 51 $1,752   $3,512,016 15

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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