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The Happy Poet (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,400Details
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THE HAPPY POET is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer, Bill strives to make a difference in the world, until surprising complications jeopardize his new friendships and threaten Bill's dreams for a hot dog-free future. THE HAPPY POET re-works the classic American film story of the underdog struggling against the system, adding a dose of deadpan humor and a fresh take on a young generation's interest in the intersection of a social conscience and the food we eat.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,244 $3,400
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,801-20,900) 20,801 $3,400
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,542 $3,400
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,486 $3,400

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 13th, 2013 (Limited) by Cinema Libre
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: St. Chris Film
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jonny Mars    Donnie
Chris Doubek    Curtis
Liz Fisher    Agnes
Amy Meyers-Martin    Lily
Ricardo G. Lerma    Banker
Sam Wainwright Douglas    Buddy
Carlos Trevino    Derrick
Troy Anthony Miller    Econtainer Salesman
Paul Famighetti    Ungrateful Customer

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Production and Technical Credits

Paul Gordon    Screenwriter
David Hartstein    Producer
Christ Ohlson    Executive Producer
Caroline Karlen    Production Designer
Paul Gordon    Editor
Lucas Millard    Director of Photography
Jonny Mars    Co-Producer
Tim Dallesandro    Sound Mixer
Eric Friend    Re-recording Mixer

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 113 $700   1 $700   $3,400 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 115 $700   1 $700   $3,400 4

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