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Kongen av Bastøy (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,162Details
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This true story of the infamous Bastøy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway, begins with the arrival of seventeen-year-old Erling, a rumored murderer. He immediately clashes with the island facility’s governor, who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment are the only methods that can turn the boys into honorable members of society. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling slowly rouses the rest of the boys out of their resigned existence, and encourages them to fight to lift up their spirits. When tragedy finally falls at the hand of the sadistic dorm master, Erling leads his comrades in a courageous and vicious rebellion that will bring them head to head with no less than the Norwegian Army.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,801-14,900) 14,847 $4,162
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,201-19,300) 19,285 $4,162
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,047 $4,162

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as The King of Devil's Island
Video Release: April 10th, 2012 by Film Movement Video, released as The King of Devil's Island
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Juvenile Delinquent, Prison, Prison Break, Sex Crimes, Suicide, Cruel Wardens or Prison Guards
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: 4 1/2 Fiksjon, St. Paul Film, Opus Film, Mact Productions
Production Countries: France,


Benjamin Helstad    Erling
Trond Nilssen    Olav
Kristoffer Joner    Braaten
Magnus Langlete    Ivar
Morten Lovstad   
Ellen Dorrit Petersen    Astrid

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Dennis Magnusson
Story Creator    Lars Saabye Chrestensen
Story Creator    Mette M. Bostad
Producer    Karin Julsrud
Executive Producer    Lars Hellebust
Executive Producer    Vibeke Windelov
Executive Producer    Lars Matthias Semb
Executive Producer    Stellan Skarsgård
Executive Producer    Edward A. Dreyer
Executive Producer    Turid Oversveen
Executive Producer    Pal Sletaune
Executive Producer    Hakon Overas
Executive Producer    Marius Holst
Co-Producer    Ewa Puszcynka
Co-Producer    Piotra Dzieciol
Co-Producer    Antoine Clermont-Tonnere
Co-Producer    Fredrik Heinig
Co-Producer    Johannes Ahlund
Co-Producer    Mathilde Dedye

Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater. More...

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