Proving that Magnolia Pictures is not a real player in Hollywood, their A Hijacking, released in theaters four months before Sony’s , tells the same story, virtually… but A Hijacking made nary a dent at the movie box office, compared to Captain Phillips.
In A Hijacking, the taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.
A Hijacking took in a paltry $400,000 in U.S. theaters, while Captain Phillips took in well over $100 million.
Granted, A Hijacking is a film not in the English language, with English subtitles.