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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $338,987Details
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Synopsis

With HAPPY PEOPLE, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettablejourney into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmakerpresents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. Thereā€˜s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. Withinsightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, HAPPY PEOPLE follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,301-9,400) 9,316 $338,987
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,501-12,600) 12,575 $338,987

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
January 25th, 2013 (Limited) by Music Box Films
International Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Limited) (Canada)
Video Release: April 23rd, 2013 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg
Production Countries: Germany

Narrator(s)

Werner Herzog    Narrator

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Werner Herzog    Screenwriter
   Director
Werner Herzog    Executive Producer
Charlie Woebcken    Producer
Christoph Fisser    Producer
Vladimir Perepelkin    Producer
Nick N. Raslan    Producer
Thomas Nickel    Co-Producer
Yanko Damboulev    Executive Producer
Timur Bekmambetov    Executive Producer
Klaus Badelt    Executive Producer
Alexey Matveev    Cinematographer
Gleb Stepanov    Cinematographer
Arthur Sibirski    Cinematographer
Michael Tarkovsky    Cinematographer
Joe Bini    Editor

Per Theater Chart: John Lives

January 29th, 2013

John Dies at the End didn't crash and burn at the box office. I'm genuinely surprised. The film's reviews were mixed, and generally speaking, even great reviews are no guarantee for a limited release. Also, it opened on Video on Demand before coming out in theaters, which is usually a death sentence for a film's box office chances. However, John Dies at the End earned first place on the per theater chart with $12,467 in its lone theater. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Happy People: A Year in the Taiga with $10,481, also in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Spoiler Alert

January 25th, 2013

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/13 96 $1,611   1 $1,611   $7,926 1
2013/01/25 63 $10,481   1 $10,481   $18,407 1
2013/02/01 76 $3,339 -68% 1 $3,339   $27,317 2
2013/02/08 70 $3,138 -6% 1 $3,138   $30,455 3
2013/02/15 55 $26,028 +729% 7 $3,718   $61,180 4
2013/02/22 49 $36,722 +41% 16 $2,295   $115,399 5
2013/03/01 53 $39,887 +9% 23 $1,734   $173,689 6
2013/03/08 54 $29,062 -27% 22 $1,321   $211,148 7
2013/03/15 56 $26,011 -10% 21 $1,239   $254,392 8
2013/03/22 72 $11,456 -56% 16 $716   $278,673 9
2013/03/29 80 $7,917 -31% 10 $792   $295,152 10
2013/04/05 72 $9,452 +19% 10 $945   $308,364 11
2013/04/12 82 $5,147 -46% 10 $515   $318,238 12
2013/04/19 77 $6,185 +20% 9 $687   $330,873 13
2013/04/26 97 $1,652 -73% 5 $330   $334,021 14
2013/05/03 105 $1,154 -30% 2 $577   $336,648 15
2013/05/31 81 $356   1 $356   $337,497 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/13 89 $3,208   1 $3,208   $9,523 1
2013/01/25 62 $16,052   1 $16,052   $23,978 1
2013/02/01 72 $5,982 -63% 1 $5,982   $29,960 2
2013/02/08 74 $5,192 -13% 1 $5,192   $35,152 3
2013/02/15 53 $43,525 +738% 7 $6,218   $78,677 4
2013/02/22 47 $55,125 +27% 16 $3,445   $133,802 5
2013/03/01 58 $48,284 -12% 23 $2,099   $182,086 6
2013/03/08 52 $46,295 -4% 22 $2,104   $228,381 7
2013/03/15 58 $38,836 -16% 21 $1,849   $267,217 8
2013/03/22 73 $20,018 -48% 19 $1,054   $287,235 9
2013/03/29 83 $11,677 -42% 10 $1,168   $298,912 10
2013/04/05 73 $14,179 +21% 12 $1,182   $313,091 11
2013/04/12 78 $11,597 -18% 15 $773   $324,688 12
2013/04/19 80 $7,681 -34% 9 $853   $332,369 13
2013/04/26 93 $3,125 -59% 6 $521   $335,494 14
2013/05/03 116 $1,647 -47% 2 $824   $337,141 15
2013/05/31 81 $1,165   2 $583   $338,306 19
2013/06/07 105 $681 -42% 2 $341   $338,987 20

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 12/9/2011 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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