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Domestic Box Office $414,437Details
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The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
95% - Certified Fresh
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 2013 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as A Hijacking
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2257, 1/30/2013)
Keywords: Pirates, Hostage, Hijacking
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Nordisk Film, Danish Film Institute, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Nordic Film and TV Fund

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 15th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with two $100 million hits coming out: The Heat and Pacific Rim. I've heard good things about both films, but unfortunately, neither screener has arrived. Also, while we have two big release on top, there's not a lot of depth and we quickly run into releases that would be filler during a normal week. At the time I started this column, no new releases for the week had arrived on time, but at least that gave me a chance to get a bit caught up on some of the previous late arrivals. This list includes two contenders for Pick of the Week: White Collar: Season Four and Modern Family: Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but the latter won out for Pick of the Week honors. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Scare Away the Competition

You can tell it's summertime, because the two wide releases topped the per theater chart this weekend. Monsters University earned first place on both the overall chart and the per theater average chart with an average of $20,587. World War Z placed second with $18,412. Unfinished Song earned an average of $12,864 in two theaters. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was 20 Feet from Stardom, which earned an average of $10,744 in six theaters. More...

Limited Release: Ready to Attack

There is a relatively short list of limited releases this week, but there are a few that are worth keeping an eye on. A Hijacking and The Attack. Both films are earning stunning reviews, but both are foreign language films, so that will hurt their chances to expand significantly, but maybe they will have strong starts in limited release. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/21 39 $39,392   7 $5,627   $39,392 3
2013/06/28 42 $45,363 +15% 15 $3,024   $105,543 10
2013/07/05 30 $61,503 +36% 20 $3,075   $167,046 17
2013/07/12 34 $52,033 -15% 20 $2,602   $219,079 24
2013/07/19 54 $23,459 -55% 21 $1,117   $327,775 31
2013/07/26 51 $17,809 -24% 19 $937   $354,124 38
2013/08/02 66 $6,488 -64% 7 $927   $368,501 45
2013/08/09 85 $2,114 -67% 4 $529   $373,416 52
2013/08/16 70 $11,217 +431% 13 $863   $386,168 59
2013/08/23 74 $4,133 -63% 6 $689   $395,572 66
2013/08/30 77 $3,448 -17% 5 $690   $400,889 73
2013/09/06 101 $1,980 -43% 3 $660   $404,409 80
2013/09/13 92 $1,869 -6% 3 $623   $409,248 87
2013/09/20 118 $163 -91% 2 $82   $409,433 94
2013/09/27 91 $1,905 +1,069% 5 $381   $413,276 101

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Soren Malling    Peter
Pilou Asbaek    Mikkel
Dar Salim    Lars
Roland Møller    Jan
Gary Skjoldmose Porter    Connor
Abdihakin Asgar    Omar
Amalie Alstrup    Maria
Ole Dupont    Partner
Johan Philip Asbaek   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Tobias Lindholm
Screenwriter    Tobias Lindholm
Producer    Tomas Radoor
Producer    Rene Ezra
Executive Producer    Henrik Zein
Executive Producer    Lena Haugaard
Executive Producer    Thomas Heinesen
Production Designer    Thomas Greve
Editor    Adam Nielsen
Composer    Hildur Guðnadóttir
Director of Photography    Magnus Nordenhof Jønck