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Danish market share drops in 2017 to lowest percentage since 2009

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.

Other notable Danish films are Darkland with 181,000 admissions and You Disappear with 192,000 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.

You can read the full report here. 

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.