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Pelle erobreren (1988)

Pelle erobreren
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,053,931Details
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Lasse, an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark's Baltic island of Bornholm. It is ultimately their loving relationship which sustains them through a difficult year on a new farm.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 6,930 $2,053,931
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,894 $2,053,931

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 21st, 1988 (Wide) by Miramax, released as Pelle the Conqueror
February 24th, 2017 (Limited) by Film Movement, released as Pelle the Conqueror
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 157 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, Immigration, Coming of Age, Denmark, 1800s, Bigotry, Bullies, Depression, Addiction, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Widow/Widower, Domestic Abuse
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Holst Films, Svensk Filmindustri
Production Countries: Denmark,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,180 $66,022 Jan 27, 1989 40
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,783 $2,053,931 Dec 21, 1988 0


Pelle Hvenegaard    Pelle
   Lasse Karlsson
Björn Granath    Erik
Erik Paaske    Foreman
Astrid Villaume    Mrs. Kongstrup
Axel Strøbye    Kongstrup
Kristina Tornqvist    Anna
Karen Wegener    Mrs. Olsen
Lars Simonsen    Niels Køller

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Bille August
Screenwriter    Per Olov Enquist
Screenwriter    Bjarne Reuter
Based on a novel by    Martin Andersen Nexo
Producer    Per Holst
Cinematographer    Jorgen Persson
Editor    Janus Billeskov Jansen
Make up    Kaj Gronberg
Assistant Director    Tove Berg
Composer    Stefan Nilsson
Production Designer    Anna Asp
Production Manager    Lars Kolvig
Costume Designer    Kicki Ilander

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/01/27 36 $66,022   14 $4,716   $452,998 40
2017/02/24 68 $1,676   1 $1,676   $1,676 10,295
2017/03/03 80 $862 -49% 2 $431   $4,574 10,302
2017/03/10 81 $227 -74% 2 $114   $5,003 10,309
2017/03/17 78 $974 +329% 2 $487   $6,662 10,316

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/24 64 $3,712   1 $3,712   $3,712 10,299
2017/03/03 72 $1,064 -71% 2 $532   $4,776 10,306
2017/03/10 70 $912 -14% 4 $228   $5,688 10,313

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records