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Pioneer (2014)

Pioneer poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,871Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,559 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $13,260 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $38,819
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PIONEER is set in the early 80’s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea, authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline 500 meters deep. Petter, a professional diver, is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Along with his brother Knut, he has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world’s most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who is pulling the strings. Gradually, he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
54% - Rotten
33% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 5th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2316, 4/2/2014)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Norway, 1980s, Underwater, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Friland Film, Nordisk Film, Pandora Filmproduktion, Garagefilm International, Film i Vast, Les Film D'Antoine, MRP Matila Rohr Productions
Production Countries: Norway

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,658 $128 Jan 2, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,267 $396 Dec 26, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,080 $442 Dec 19, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,870 $1,410 Dec 12, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,544 $1,857 Dec 5, 2014 3


Ane Dahl-Torp    Pia
Eirik Stubø   
Andre Eriksen    Knut
David A. Jørgensen   
Endre Hellestveit    Trond

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Christian Fredrik Martin
Screenwriter    Hans Gunnarson
Screenwriter    Katharina valen Zeiner
Screenwriter    Cathinka Nicolaysen
Screenwriter    Nikolaj Frobenius
Screenwriter    Eriks Skjoldbjærg
Executive Producer    Asle Vatn
Associate Producer    Paul Miller
Associate Producer    Philippe Akoka
Associate Producer    Fredrik Zander
Co-Producer    Raimond Goebel
Co-Producer    Mimi Spång
Co-Producer    Rebecka Lafrenz
Co-Producer    Lone Korslund
Co-Producer    Jessica Ask
Co-Producer    Marko Röhr
Co-Producer    Ilkka Matila
Co-Producer    Antoine Simkine
Composer    AIR AIR
Sound Designer    Frederic Le Louet
Editor    Frida Eggum Michaelsen
Editor    Jonas Aarø
Visual Effects Supervisor    Manfred Buttner
Cinematographer    Jallo Faber
Production Designer    Kalli Juliusson
Line Producer    Petter J. Borgli
Make up    Linda Boije af Gennas
Costume Designer    Anne Pedersen
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Casting Director    Celine Engebrigtsen

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Remains Real

December 10th, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

The Imitation Game remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $48,658 in 8 theaters over the weekend. It also reached $1 million in the process, barely. The best new release of the week was Wild with an average of $28,896 in 21 theaters. This film will hit major milestones very soon. She's Beautiful When She's Angry just managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with $10,505 in one theater. Meanwhile, Zero Motivation just missed the $10,000 club with $9,427 in one theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and it earned $13,145 over five days. Had it opened on Friday instead, it very likely would have reached the $10,000 club.


Limited Release: Still Wild

December 5th, 2014

Wild poster

There are two films opening in limited release this week that have a chance of picking up Awards Season nominations. Wild is earning the better reviews, but it is also one of the widest limited releases of the week. Still Alice is only having an Oscar-qualifying run, which means it might not put a lot of advertising into selling movie tickets until its regular release in January. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/05 81 $1,857   2 $929   $1,857 3
2014/12/12 73 $1,410 -24% 3 $470   $4,304 10
2014/12/19 77 $442 -69% 1 $442   $5,697 17
2014/12/26 71 $396 -10% 1 $396   $6,395 24
2015/01/02 83 $128 -68% 1 $128   $6,847 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/05 82 $2,894   2 $1,447   $2,894 7
2014/12/12 78 $2,361 -18% 3 $787   $5,255 14
2014/12/19 84 $744 -68% 1 $744   $5,999 21
2014/12/26 81 $720 -3% 1 $720   $6,719 28
2015/01/02 100 $152 -79% 1 $152   $6,871 35

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