The Danish cinema attendance last year was the lowest it’s been since 2009, the Nordisk Film og TV Fond reports.
Overall, the audience for Danish films dropped by 7.4% to just 20%. In the years 2011-2015, cinema attendance was 27%-30%.
The biggest Danish film of the year was Ramus Heide’s comedy Three Heists and a Hamster, followed by Ole Bornedal’s Small Time Killers. These were the only two Danish films in the top ten. This was the first time in a decade that no Danish film had passed 400,000 admissions.
The reason for the lower figures is perhaps due to no Department Q release. The three Department Q films that have been released so far, The Keeper of Lost Causes, The Absent One and A Conspiracy of Faith, have all broken records at the box office.
Hopefully things will change this year, with the last Department Q film, The Purity of Vengeance, being released in October.