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Haevnen (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,008,098Details
International Box Office $14,859,216Details
Worldwide Box Office $15,867,314
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Synopsis

Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian's mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
77% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,500,000
Domestic Releases: April 1st, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as In a Better World
International Releases: March 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Peru)
MPAA Rating: R for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2151, 12/15/2010)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Doctors, Relationships Gone Wrong, Foreign Language, Bullies, New Guy/Girl in School, Revenge, Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Swedish Film Institute, Zentropa Entertainments, DR, DFI, Film i Vast, SVT, FilmFyn, NFTF, Memfis Film, Millennium Films, Nu Image, Dark Harbor Stories
Production Countries: Denmark,
Sweden,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 923 $520 Sep 2, 2011 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,131 $277 Aug 26, 2011 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,251 $605 Aug 19, 2011 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 802 $12,461 Aug 12, 2011 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,022 $9,922 Aug 5, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,178 $11,578 Jul 29, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,577 $6,512 Jul 22, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,751 $8,594 Jul 15, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,856 $12,075 Jul 8, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,127 $12,124 Jul 1, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,233 $18,871 Jun 24, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,864 $10,420 Jun 17, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,675 $27,912 Jun 10, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,203 $21,670 Jun 3, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,231 $37,708 May 27, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,699 $34,676 May 20, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,624 $65,331 May 13, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,015 $73,975 May 6, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,587 $71,255 Apr 29, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,115 $72,836 Apr 22, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,601 $72,127 Apr 15, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,526 $44,858 Apr 8, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,466 $33,058 Apr 1, 2011 3

Cast

   Anton
   Marianne
Ulrich Thomsen    Claus
   Elias
   Christian
Bodil Jorgensen    Headmaster
Elsebeth Steentonft    Signe
Martin Buch    Niels
Anette Stovlebaek    Hanne
Kim Bodnia    Lars

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Story Creator    Susanne Bier
Story Creator    Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenwriter    Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer    Sisse Graum Jorgensen
Director of Photography    Morten Soborg
Editor    Pernille Bech Christensen
Production Designer    Peter Grant
Lighting    Jacob Marlow
Costume Designer    Manon Rasmussen
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Charlotte Laustsen
Composer    Johan Soderqvist
Sound Designer    Eddie Simonsen
Line Producer    Karen Bentzon

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Per Theater Chart: State Makes Senna See Red

August 24th, 2011

Red State continued its run of special engagements this past weekend earning $25,800 in one theater. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was Senna, which earned an average of $11,365 in 14 theaters. More...

Blame Canada for the number of Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

Four Hops to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

April 5th, 2011

The Four Times led a group of three films that topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week with $16,192 in its lone theater. My Perestroika was next with $13,498, also in one theater. Meanwhile, the overall box office leader, Hop, was the final member of the $10,000 club with an average of $10,490. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hop Hits

April 3rd, 2011

Universal have a shot at posting the biggest opening of 2011, thanks to a stronger than expected opening for Hop, which is currently estimated to open with $38.118 million. If that number holds up, it would just beat the $38.079 million opening enjoyed by Rango at the beginning of March. Encouraging as that performance is, it also highlights the overall weakness of the market in 2011, as four movies had opened over $40 million by this time last year, and Clash of the Titans debuted with $61 million the first weekend of April, making for another tough year-to-year comparison. The weekend as a whole will likely be down around 27% from last year, continuing the industry's losing streak into the second quarter. More...

These are Limited Releases?

April 1st, 2011

Normally limited releases open in only a couple theaters and even six theaters is quite a lot compared to the average. However, this weekend, we have a film opening in nearly a dozen theaters, another opening in a few dozen theaters, and even one opening in more than 100 theaters. It's always risky to open a film in that many theaters, and to make matters worse, most of the films opening in limited release this week are not earning spectacular reviews. But let's hope we have continued success on the limited release front. More...

Awards Season: And the Oscars go to... The King's Speech for Best Picture

February 27th, 2011

The Oscar are being handed out tonight and we will be going over the winners as they are announced and giving a few reactions, perhaps there will be a few surprises along the way. This story will be updated as the winners are announced, so check back throughout the evening to see if The King's Speech will be this year's winner, or if The Social Network will manage the upset. Plus there are many other potentially interesting results ahead. More...

Awards Season: Oscars Offer a Truly Regal Performance

January 25th, 2011

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, thus ending months of speculation. Along with a (very) few surprises, the list of nominees is mostly a case of Deja Vu. Leading the way, as it has so often this year, was The King's Speech, with 12 nominations, including six in seven of the most prestigious categories (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and the four acting categories). But it was far from the only multi-nominated film on the list. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/01 52 $33,058   4 $8,265   $33,058 3
2011/04/08 46 $44,858 +36% 12 $3,738   $92,190 10
2011/04/15 40 $72,127 +61% 30 $2,404   $182,904 17
2011/04/22 44 $72,836 +1% 41 $1,776   $292,001 24
2011/04/29 43 $71,255 -2% 41 $1,738   $395,910 31
2011/05/06 45 $73,975 +4% 48 $1,541   $512,446 38
2011/05/13 48 $65,331 -12% 51 $1,281   $617,684 45
2011/05/20 54 $34,676 -47% 34 $1,020   $688,246 52
2011/05/27 52 $37,708 +9% 28 $1,347   $749,325 59
2011/06/03 55 $21,670 -43% 32 $677   $788,692 66
2011/06/10 48 $27,912 +29% 33 $846   $830,481 73
2011/06/17 67 $10,420 -63% 24 $434   $851,444 80
2011/06/24 57 $18,871 +81% 21 $899   $882,001 87
2011/07/01 59 $12,124 -36% 28 $433   $900,397 94
2011/07/08 62 $12,075 n/c 18 $671   $923,556 101
2011/07/15 63 $8,594 -29% 10 $859   $937,277 108
2011/07/22 67 $6,512 -24% 8 $814   $947,867 115
2011/07/29 65 $11,578 +78% 15 $772   $963,914 122
2011/08/05 75 $9,922 -14% 12 $827   $979,494 129
2011/08/12 73 $12,461 +26% 15 $831   $999,046 136
2011/08/19 120 $605 -95% 2 $303   $1,005,762 143
2011/08/26 127 $277 -54% 1 $277   $1,006,526 150
2011/09/02 125 $520 +88% 1 $520   $1,007,808 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 59 $3,696   28 $132   $715,313 60
2011/07/04 50 $5,143   28 $184   $905,540 95
2011/09/05 120 $100   1 $100   $1,007,908 158

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/01 55 $47,332   4 $11,833   $47,332 7
2011/04/08 46 $63,445 +34% 12 $5,287   $110,777 14
2011/04/15 39 $108,388 +71% 30 $3,613   $219,165 21
2011/04/22 42 $105,490 -3% 41 $2,573   $324,655 28
2011/04/29 42 $113,816 +8% 41 $2,776   $438,471 35
2011/05/06 42 $113,882 n/c 48 $2,373   $552,353 42
2011/05/13 49 $101,217 -11% 51 $1,985   $653,570 49
2011/05/20 54 $58,047 -43% 34 $1,707   $711,617 56
2011/05/27 55 $55,405 -5% 28 $1,979   $767,022 63
2011/06/03 56 $35,547 -36% 32 $1,111   $802,569 70
2011/06/10 53 $38,455 +8% 33 $1,165   $841,024 77
2011/06/17 65 $22,106 -43% 24 $921   $863,130 84
2011/06/24 62 $25,143 +14% 21 $1,197   $888,273 91
2011/07/01 60 $23,208 -8% 28 $829   $911,481 98
2011/07/08 66 $17,202 -26% 18 $956   $928,683 105
2011/07/15 65 $12,672 -26% 10 $1,267   $941,355 112
2011/07/22 65 $10,981 -13% 8 $1,373   $952,336 119
2011/07/29 68 $17,236 +57% 15 $1,149   $969,572 126
2011/08/05 74 $17,013 -1% 12 $1,418   $986,585 133
2011/08/12 71 $18,572 +9% 15 $1,238   $1,005,157 140
2011/08/19 120 $1,092 -94% 2 $546   $1,006,249 147
2011/08/26 118 $1,039 -5% 1 $1,039   $1,007,288 154
2011/09/02 126 $810 -22% 1 $810   $1,008,098 161

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Peru 3/1/2012 $0 0 2 4 $24,547 12/6/2015
 
Rest of World $14,834,669
 
International Total$14,859,216 12/6/2015

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