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The Trouble With Bliss (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,093Details
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THE TROUBLE WITH BLISS tells the story of 35-year-old Morris Bliss, who is clamped firmly in the jaws of New York City inertia. He wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; and he still shares an apartment with his widowed father, who treats Morris with a mix of disdain and exasperation. When he finds himself juggling a bizarre relationship with the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate and the advances of his very forward neighbor, Morris realizes that even though his life is unraveling, it’s also opening up in ways that are long overdue.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 23rd, 2012 (Limited) by 7A Productions
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and a brief violent image.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Interracial Romance, May / December Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mid-Life Crisis, Delayed Adulthood
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 7A Productions
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Morris Bliss
   Stephanie Jouseski
   Seymour Bliss

Supporting Cast

Chris Messina    NJ
Brad William Henke    Steven "Jetski" Jouseski
Sarah Shahi    Hattie Skunk/Hattie Rockworth

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Production and Technical Credits

Daniel Alcheh    Composer
Michael Knowles    Editor
Amy C. Bradshaw    Costume Designer
Lucio Seixas    Production Designer
Ben Wolf    Director of Photography
Alex Balandin    Executive Producer
Jon Finkel    Executive Producer
Chuck Goodgal    Executive Producer
Nita Goodgal    Executive Producer
Bruce Rogoff    Executive Producer
Victoria Rogoff    Executive Producer
Dong-Chen Tsai    Executive Producer
David E. Price    Executive Producer
Brady Richter    Executive Producer
Eric Strong    Executive Producer
John Ramos    Producer
Michael Knowles    Producer
John Will    Producer
Douglas Light    Screenwriter
Michael Knowles    Screenwriter
Douglas Light    Adapted from the novel "East Fifth Bliss"

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 1st, 2012

December 31st, 2012

This week on the home market is actually worse than last week, by a considerable degree. There are no first-run releases, and only two releases are in the top 2000 on the Amazon sales chart. Ouch. Furthermore, those two releases are Cosmopolis and Being Human: Season Two and I'm still waiting for the screeners for both films. Being Human: Season Two is easily the best pick coming out this week and since the Blu-ray is the same price as the DVD, it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

March 27th, 2012

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart, but the number one film was massive. The Hunger Games not only took top spot on the overall chart, but it earned an average of $36,871, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Second place went to The Raid: Redemption with an average of $15,270 in 14 theaters. This suggests some potential for expansion, while it should reach at least one major milestone before its theatrical run is done. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Blue

March 23rd, 2012

After last week's strange list of limited releases, which included three films playing in more than 200 theaters, this week's list is a lot more typical. In fact, there's only one film placing in more than a handful of theaters. That film is The Deep Blue Sea, which is also earning some of the best reviews and should be the biggest hit, at least in raw dollars. I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 80 $4,618   1 $4,618   $4,618 1
2012/03/30 88 $2,160 -53% 2 $1,080   $7,834 2
2012/04/06 72 $2,532 +17% 4 $633   $10,911 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/23 82 $5,674   1 $5,674   $5,674 1
2012/03/30 83 $2,705 -52% 2 $1,353   $8,379 2
2012/04/06 86 $3,554 +31% 4 $889   $11,933 3
2012/04/13 99 $998 -72% 1 $998   $12,931 4
2012/04/20 110 $162 -84% 1 $162   $13,093 5

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