Danish films hit 26% market share in the first half of 2016

Denmark had a record 2015 with local films peaking at 35% in the first half of the year, and now it seems that Danish film has calmed down to a normal 26% share of the market in the first half of 2016.

Over 1.7 million tickets were sold in Denmark, with A Conspiracy of Faithdirected by Hans Petter Moland, being by far the most popular film with 702,559 admissions.

A Conspiracy of Faith was joined by fellow Zentropa-produced The Commune, starring Trine Dyrholm, ranked fifth with 301,785 admissions and then another Zentropa film, The Day Will Come, written by Søren Sveistrup, with 241,226 admissions. These were the only three local films that passed 200,000 admissions, less then the seven films last year.

These figures are the second highest in the last seven years, with 2015 the highest overall.

For the Danish Admissions Chart January – June 2016  –  CLICK HERE

You can read about A Conspiracy of Faith The Commune in issue 12 of Cinema Scandinavia, and The Day Will Come is in issue 13.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.