Really good adventure film with Chris Hemsworth, which unfortunately flopped

Really good adventure film with Chris Hemsworth which unfortunately flopped

You can watch one of the most famous stories of all time today in a very special version on TV. In the Heart of the Sea is based on the true events that inspired Herman Melville to write his world-famous novel Moby Dick. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland and Cillian Murphy are in the middle of it all.

Today on TV: This is what the adventure blockbuster In the Heart of the Sea is about

Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy) and deck boy Tom Nickerson (Tom Holland) set off with a full crew in 1819 to To hunt whalesBut first their ship, the Essex, gets caught in a nasty storm, destroying several spare boats.

The journey continues anyway and shortly afterwards the first whales appear. But a particularly large bull whale attacks the ship and ultimately sinks the Essex. With only three small boats and very little food and equipment, the crew has to stay afloat. They embark on an arduous and life-threatening journey across the ocean.


A sight like this one in In the Heart of the Sea can make you feel uneasy.

In the Heart of the Sea is exciting and entertaining, but unfortunately flopped at the box office

Director Ron Howard not only manages to package a well-known story in a new and exciting way. He also extracts a particularly interesting aspect from it by focusing on large parts of the film focused on the long journey in the small boats. The absolute star power in the cast does the rest.

But none of this helped: The world’s cinemas were unable to make enough money, and In the Heart of the Sea was a failure. According to The Numbers, a Production budget of approximately 100 million US dollars only 89 millionMost films only become profitable if their box office revenue is double the budget, because there are marketing costs in addition to production.

TV or stream: When and where is In the Heart of the Sea shown?

This Tuesday you can enjoy In the Heart of the Sea at 20:15 on Tele5 watch. The repeat will be shown that same night at 3:30 a.m.

If you can’t make it at these times, don’t despair. The film can of course also be streamed, for example on Amazon, Magenta TV, Maxdome, Apple TV or Google.

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