Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,517,410Details
International Box Office $18,561,175
Worldwide Box Office $20,078,585
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

On the 28th of april 1947, Thor Heyerdahl leaves his wife and children behind to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft called ‘Kon-Tiki’, with five inexperienced crew members. The Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer travels on the raft from Peru to Polynesia to prove that people from South-America settled in Polynesia instead of people from Asia, as was believed at the time. The crew did not pack any modern technology on board of the raft, except for a simple radio, and were companied by only each other and a parrot. With the world media watching, the crew navigates the Kon-Tiki across the Pacific Ocean using the stars and being driven by the currents and wind. While taking on thunder storms, sharks and the dangers of the wide open sea, it’s six brave men against nature trying to get the Kon-Tiki across to the Polynesian shore. After gambling all he has, including his marriage, Heyerdahl is determined to succeed. Thor Heyerdahl’s documentary over the journey won an Oscar in 1951 and is the only Norwegian movie to have won an Oscar to date. The book Heyerdahl wrote about the Kon-Tiki expedition was translated into 70 languages and has sold over 50 million copies over the entire world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: August 27th, 2013 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a disturbing violent sequence.
(Rating bulletin 2262, 3/6/2013)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Keywords: Scientific Expedition, Academics, Field Scientists, On a Boat
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Nordisk Film, Recorded Picture Company, Aircontactgruppen, DCM Productions, Solbakken, Roenbergfilm, Motion Blur, Henrik Bergesen

Cast

   Heyerdahl
Anders Baasmo Christiansen    Herman Watzinger
Gustaf Skarsgard    Bengt Danielsson
Odd Magnus Williamson    Erik Hesselberg
Tobias Santelmann    Knut Haugland
Jakob Oftebro    Torstein Raaby
Agnes Kittelsen    Liv Heyerdahl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Petter Skavlan
Producer    Aage Aaberge
Producer    Jeremy Thomas
Executive Producer    Lena Haugaard
Executive Producer    Henrik Zein
Executive Producer    Peter Watson
Executive Producer    Johan Chr. Stenersen
Executive Producer    Petter Skavlan
Executive Producer    Dario Suter
Executive Producer    Christoph Daniel
Executive Producer    Marc Schmidheiny
Executive Producer    Lone Korslund
Executive Producer    Harald Zwart
Production Designer    Karl Juliusson
Editor    Perry Eriksen
Editor    Martin Stoltz
Composer    Johan Soderqvist
Director of Photography    Geir Hartly Andreassen

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 27th, 2013

It's a terrible week on the home market. There's not a lot in terms of top sellers, although The Great Gatsby should lead the way. The only first-run release is Pain and Gain, which will likely not sell a lot on the home market. There are a few TV on DVD releases to fill in the gaps, like The Walking Dead or Elementary; however, by the end of the first page of new releases on Amazon.com, we run into filler. As for Pick of the Week, the best is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray Combo Pack. I'm still waiting for the screener, but it is such a good movie and it is slow week that it is still Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing lived up to the hype earning first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,388 in five theaters. This is enough to suggest significant expansion, but I think it is too "art house" to expand even semi-wide. Dirty Wars opened in second place with an average of $15,876 in four theaters. This is an excellent start for a documentary. The overall box office leader, The Purge, earned third place with an average of $13,430. The final film in the $10,000 club was Before Midnight with an average of $10,123 in 52 theaters during its third weekend of release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mud Reluctantly Leads the Way

While there were two films in the $10,000 club this week, Kon-Tiki and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one could argue Mud had the best opening on the per theater chart this past weekend. Kon-Tiki earned an average of $11,084 in two theaters, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist earned an average of $10,307 in three. However, Mud earned an average of $6,103 while playing in 363 theaters. It missed the top ten by just $160,000. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pain's Gainful Weekend

With the Summer movie season effectively starting with the first weekend of May these days, the last weekend of April is the last chance for lesser-budgeted movies to grab some of the spotlight. This year, the movie that can hold its head up highest, at least for a few days, is Pain & Gain, which is projected to open in first place with a respectable $20 million, just $6 million less than its reported production budget. Another film that will post an excellent start is Mud, which will most likely just miss out on the top 10, but will pull in about $2.2 million from just 363 theaters for Roadside Attractions, and end with a theater average of $6,000 -- basically the same as Pain & Gain. Both films will be wiped out by Iron Man 3 when it opens on Thursday. The Summer's first behemoth has already picked up $195.3 million internationally. More...

Limited Releases: Clear as Mud

There are not a huge number of limited releases opening this weekend, but there are a few that might thrive in limited release. This includes Mud, the widest limited release of the week, and also the best-reviewed. Add in a great cast, and the film might not collapse under the weight of its theater count. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 - $5,623   2 $2,812   $5,623 1
2013/04/27 - $9,549 +70% 2 $4,775   $15,172 2
2013/04/28 - $6,996 -27% 2 $3,498   $22,168 3
2013/04/29 - $2,752 -61% 2 $1,376   $24,920 4
2013/04/30 - $2,378 -14% 2 $1,189   $27,298 5
2013/05/01 - $3,260 +37% 2 $1,630   $30,558 6
2013/05/02 - $2,618 -20% 2 $1,309   $33,176 7
2013/05/03 - $18,596 +610% 12 $1,550   $51,772 8
2013/05/04 - $34,130 +84% 12 $2,844   $85,902 9
2013/05/05 - $21,371 -37% 12 $1,781   $107,273 10
2013/05/06 - $8,090 -62% 12 $674   $115,363 11
2013/05/07 - $8,674 +7% 12 $723   $124,037 12
2013/05/08 - $8,565 -1% 12 $714   $132,602 13
2013/05/09 - $8,146 -5% 12 $679   $140,748 14
2013/05/10 - $18,965 +133% 22 $862   $159,713 15
2013/05/11 - $38,047 +101% 22 $1,729   $197,760 16
2013/05/12 - $27,737 -27% 22 $1,261   $225,497 17
2013/05/13 - $8,557 -69% 22 $389   $234,054 18
2013/05/14 - $10,596 +24% 22 $482   $244,650 19
2013/05/15 - $9,693 -9% 22 $441   $254,343 20
2013/05/16 - $8,281 -15% 22 $376   $262,624 21
2013/05/17 - $39,782 +380% 61 $652   $302,406 22
2013/05/18 - $66,736 +68% 61 $1,094   $369,142 23
2013/05/19 - $50,596 -24% 61 $829   $419,738 24
2013/05/20 - $19,461 -62% 61 $319   $439,199 25
2013/05/21 - $20,792 +7% 61 $341   $459,991 26
2013/05/22 - $20,458 -2% 61 $335   $480,449 27
2013/05/23 - $20,048 -2% 61 $329   $500,497 28
2013/05/24 - $41,101 +105% 64 $642   $541,598 29
2013/05/25 - $67,577 +64% 64 $1,056   $609,175 30
2013/05/26 - $54,961 -19% 64 $859   $664,136 31
2013/05/27 - $44,532 -19% 64 $696   $708,668 32
2013/05/28 - $16,998 -62% 64 $266   $725,666 33
2013/05/29 - $15,548 -9% 64 $243   $741,214 34
2013/05/30 - $15,411 -1% 64 $241   $756,625 35
2013/05/31 - $35,913 +133% 74 $485   $792,538 36
2013/06/01 - $61,093 +70% 74 $826   $853,631 37
2013/06/02 - $43,506 -29% 74 $588   $897,137 38
2013/06/03 - $14,199 -67% 74 $192   $911,336 39
2013/06/04 - $16,566 +17% 74 $224   $927,902 40
2013/06/05 - $17,624 +6% 74 $238   $945,526 41
2013/06/06 - $17,957 +2% 74 $243   $963,483 42
2013/06/07 - $31,331 +74% 75 $418   $994,814 43
2013/06/08 - $48,867 +56% 75 $652   $1,043,681 44
2013/06/09 - $32,859 -33% 75 $438   $1,076,540 45
2013/06/10 - $14,386 -56% 75 $192   $1,090,926 46
2013/06/11 - $14,360 n/c 75 $191   $1,105,286 47
2013/06/12 - $14,578 +2% 75 $194   $1,119,864 48
2013/06/13 - $15,623 +7% 75 $208   $1,135,487 49
2013/06/14 - $20,224 +29% 70 $289   $1,155,711 50
2013/06/15 - $28,906 +43% 70 $413   $1,184,617 51
2013/06/16 - $27,619 -4% 70 $395   $1,212,236 52
2013/06/17 - $10,440 -62% 70 $149   $1,222,676 53
2013/06/18 - $10,260 -2% 70 $147   $1,232,936 54
2013/06/19 - $11,988 +17% 70 $171   $1,244,924 55
2013/06/20 - $10,991 -8% 70 $157   $1,255,915 56
2013/06/21 - $11,524 +5% 53 $217   $1,267,439 57
2013/06/22 - $19,287 +67% 53 $364   $1,286,726 58
2013/06/23 - $15,487 -20% 53 $292   $1,302,213 59
2013/06/24 - $7,329 -53% 53 $138   $1,309,542 60
2013/06/25 - $8,352 +14% 53 $158   $1,317,894 61
2013/06/26 - $8,457 +1% 53 $160   $1,326,351 62
2013/06/28 - $6,896   34 $203   $1,341,535 64
2013/06/29 - $10,866 +58% 34 $320   $1,352,401 65
2013/06/30 - $10,233 -6% 34 $301   $1,362,634 66
2013/07/01 - $3,969 -61% 34 $117   $1,366,603 67
2013/07/02 - $4,619 +16% 34 $136   $1,371,222 68
2013/07/12 - $5,296   21 $252   $1,428,553 78
2013/07/13 - $7,721 +46% 21 $368   $1,436,274 79
2013/07/14 - $8,760 +13% 21 $417   $1,445,034 80
2013/07/15 - $2,925 -67% 21 $139   $1,447,959 81
2013/07/16 - $4,251 +45% 21 $202   $1,452,210 82
2013/07/17 - $2,459 -42% 21 $117   $1,454,669 83
2013/07/18 - $2,411 -2% 21 $115   $1,457,080 84
2013/07/22 - $1,202   9 $134   $1,468,340 88
2013/07/23 - $1,477 +23% 9 $164   $1,469,817 89
2013/07/24 - $1,553 +5% 9 $173   $1,471,370 90
2013/07/25 - $2,663 +71% 9 $296   $1,474,033 91
2013/07/26 - $4,737 +78% 14 $338   $1,478,770 92
2013/07/27 - $4,080 -14% 14 $291   $1,482,850 93
2013/07/28 - $4,906 +20% 14 $350   $1,487,756 94
2013/07/29 - $4,141 -16% 14 $296   $1,491,897 95
2013/07/30 - $3,551 -14% 14 $254   $1,495,448 96
2013/07/31 - $3,546 n/c 14 $253   $1,498,994 97
2013/08/01 - $4,021 +13% 14 $287   $1,503,015 98
2013/08/02 - $2,330 -42% 9 $259   $1,505,345 99
2013/08/03 - $3,499 +50% 9 $389   $1,508,844 100
2013/08/04 - $2,954 -16% 9 $328   $1,511,798 101
2013/08/05 - $1,031 -65% 9 $115   $1,512,829 102
2013/08/06 - $1,613 +56% 9 $179   $1,514,442 103
2013/08/07 - $1,695 +5% 9 $188   $1,516,137 104
2013/08/08 - $1,273 -25% 9 $141   $1,517,410 105

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 55 $22,168   2 $11,084   $22,168 3
2013/05/03 33 $74,097 +234% 12 $6,175   $107,273 10
2013/05/10 31 $84,749 +14% 22 $3,852   $225,497 17
2013/05/17 24 $157,114 +85% 61 $2,576   $419,738 24
2013/05/24 21 $163,639 +4% 64 $2,557   $664,136 31
2013/05/31 20 $140,512 -14% 74 $1,899   $897,137 38
2013/06/07 27 $113,057 -20% 75 $1,507   $1,076,540 45
2013/06/14 32 $76,749 -32% 70 $1,096   $1,212,236 52
2013/06/21 35 $46,298 -40% 53 $874   $1,302,213 59
2013/06/28 47 $27,995 -40% 34 $823   $1,362,634 66
2013/07/19 64 $10,058   9 $1,118   $1,467,138 87
2013/07/26 53 $13,723 +36% 14 $980   $1,487,756 94
2013/08/02 61 $8,783 -36% 9 $976   $1,511,798 101

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