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Happy Valley (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,868Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $987,846 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $987,846
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HAPPY VALLEY takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution in the wake of unthinkable scandal. Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College, home of Penn State University. For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Lauded not only for his program's success on the field, but also for students’ achievements in the classroom, Paterno was a revered figure in a town where team loyalty approached nationalistic fervor. Then in November 2011, everything changed when longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, setting off a firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect the children of Happy Valley. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky’s arrest as key players agreed to share their stories, HAPPY VALLEY deconstructs the story we think we know to uncover a much more complicated and tragic tale. Director Bar-creates an indelible portrait of a wounded community and an engrossing investigation into the role big time football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,101-13,200) 13,198 $23,868
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,301-18,400) 18,384 $23,868
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,691 $23,868

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Music Box Films
Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Football, College Sports, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Cover Up
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Asylum Entertainment, Passion Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Matt Sandusky    Himself
Jay Paterno    Himself
Suzanne Paterno    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

John Battsek    Producer
Ken Dornstein    Producer
Jonathan Koch    Producer
Steve Michaels    Producer
Molly Thompson    Executive Producer
Robert DeBitetto    Executive Producer
David McKillop    Executive Producer
Ezekiel Morgan    Co-Producer
H. Scott Salinas    Composer
Dan Swietlik    Editor
David Zieff    Editor
Brian Funck    Editor
Sean Kirby    Cinematographer
Nelson Hume    Cinematographer

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November 26th, 2014

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 not only earned first place on the overall box office, but it also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $29,366. Foxcatcher earned an average of $19,764 in 24 theaters. It is nearly at $1 million and has room to grow further. The Theory of Everything expanded again, but still remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,798 in 141 theaters.


Limited Releases: Pain in the... Mule

November 21st, 2014

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It is not a busy week as far as limited releases are concerned, which is good, because my computer crashed halfway through and I had to redo some of this column. (Save early, save often.) However, while there are not a lot of films on this week's list, many of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will be able to capitalize on their reviews. Bad Hair, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The King and the Mockingbird, The Mule, as well as a few documentaries all deserve to find audiences. Hopefully more than a couple of them actually do. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/11/21 58 $9,047   4 $2,262   $9,961 1
2014/11/28 69 $3,151 -65% 4 $788   $15,585 2
2014/12/05 77 $2,397 -24% 4 $599   $20,093 3
2014/12/12 69 $1,826 -24% 3 $609   $22,710 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/11/14 89 $914   1 $914   $914 1
2014/11/21 59 $11,520 +1,160% 4 $2,880   $12,434 2
2014/11/28 72 $5,262 -54% 4 $1,316   $17,696 3
2014/12/05 80 $3,188 -39% 4 $797   $20,884 4
2014/12/12 74 $2,984 -6% 3 $995   $23,868 5

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