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Pioneer (2014)

Pioneer poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,871Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $28,437 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,935 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $39,372
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


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.


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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

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Remains Real

December 10th, 2014

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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

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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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/12/05 82 $2,894   2 $1,447   $2,894 1
2014/12/12 78 $2,361 -18% 3 $787   $5,255 2
2014/12/19 84 $744 -68% 1 $744   $5,999 3
2014/12/26 81 $720 -3% 1 $720   $6,719 4
2015/01/02 100 $152 -79% 1 $152   $6,871 5

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