(The Local) Big-budget Norwegian blockbuster Kon-Tiki set a national box office record as it attracted more cinema-goers than any other film in history in its opening weekend.
With 164,191 paying customers, the film about adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific expedition sailed past the previous record-holder Max Manus, a 2008 drama by the same directors, Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.
"It's fantastic. The expectations have been enormous," said producer Aage Aaberge.
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