Doctor Proctor farts his way to number one in Norway


Selling 368,832 tickets, Norwegian director Arild Fröhlich’sDoctor Proctor’s Fart Powdertook the number-one position on the Norwegian charts for the first six months of 2014, contributing to the 20.9% local market share – up from 11.6% in 2013 and the best result for the last five years.

Also, Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Næss Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacationreached the number-four spot, taking 210,516 admissions, and a Swedish feature, Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared[+], got to number six, with 192,551 admissions.

“Films for children and family audiences are predominant on the list of this year’s top ten films,” said Birgitte Langballe, head of communications at Norwegian cinema associationFilm & Kino, which published the theatrical attendance statistics.

Between 1 January and 30 June, Norwegian cinemas recorded 5,080,756 admissions – 1.6% more than last year; local releases (a record number of 24) accounted for 1,061,985, 82.6% more than during the same period in 2013.

The top ten films of 2014 so far in Norway are:
1: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder (Norway); 368,832 admissions
2: Frozen 3D (US); directors: Chris BuckJennifer Lee; 288,527 admissions
3: The Wolf of Wall Street (US); director: Martin Scorsese; 225,681 admissions
4: Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacation (Norway); 210,516 admissions
5: Rio 2 (US); director: Carlos Saldanha; 201,716 admissions
6: The 100-Year-Old ManWho Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Sweden); 192,551 admissions
7: The LEGO Movie 3D (US); directors: Phil LordChristopher Miller; 153,736 admissions
8: X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (US); director: Bryan Singer; 132,814 admissions
9: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (US); director: Peter Jackson; 132,658 admissions
10: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (US); directors: Cody CameronKris Pearn; 127,547 admissions.

via Cineuropa.org

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.