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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 15,101-15,200) 15,114 $4,162
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,601-20,700) 20,657 $4,162
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,211 $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,

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

Dennis Magnusson    Screenwriter
Lars Saabye Chrestensen    Story Creator
Mette M. Bostad    Story Creator
Karin Julsrud    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    Executive Producer
Ewa Puszcynka    Co-Producer
Piotra Dzieciol    Co-Producer
Antoine Clermont-Tonnere    Co-Producer
Fredrik Heinig    Co-Producer
Johannes Ahlund    Co-Producer
Mathilde Dedye    Co-Producer

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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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/01/06 83 $1,411   1 $1,411   $4,162 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/01/06 89 $1,411   1 $1,411   $4,162 1

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