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Finnish film has a strong 2016

Films in Finland last year had their second-best result ever for Finnish films, with a national market share of 29%.

They were just short of beating out the 2015 record of a national market share of 29.9%.

The biggest-selling film of the year was the Walt Disney Nordic film Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk with 345,684 admissions, followed by Angry Birds: The Movie with 336,373 admissions.

The Finnish comedy Reunion 2 had 291,311 admissions and the documentary Tale of a Lake reached 186,689 admissions.

2017 is already looking promising with Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope and Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland both premiering in the first quarter of the year.

Info via the Nordisk Film & TV Fond

TOP 10 FINNISH FILMS 2016 (source Finnish Film Foundation)

FILMSADMISSIONS  DISTRIBUTION RELEASE DATE
Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk345,684Walt Disney Nordic19.02.16
Angry Birds-The Movie336,373Walt Disney Nordic13.05.16
Tatu and Patu320,671Nordisk Film19.10.16
Reunion 2291,311Nordisk Film02.11.16
Tale of a Lake186,689Nordisk Film15.01.16
Off the Map (pictured)117,551Nordisk Film27.02.16
Born in Heinola105,212Kuusan Kino07.09.16
Rolli and the Secret of All Time100,607Nordisk Film16.09.16
Goldigger94,703Nordisk Film25.03.16
Off Key84,979Nordisk Film01.01.16


TOP 5 DOCUMENTARIES (source Finnish Film Foundation)

FILMSADMISSIONSDISTRIBUTIONRELEASE DATE
Tale of a Lake186,689Nordisk Film15.01.16
Eput-elokuva35,924SF Studios02.12.16
Diving Into the Unknown16,569B-Plan19.02.16
White Rage5,094VL Media27.11.15
Becoming Zlatan4,856Cinema Mondo22.04.16


TOP FIVE NORDIC FILM (source Finnish Film Foundation)

FILMSADMISSIONSDISTRIBUTIONRELEASE DATE
A Man Called Ove44,408Atlantic Film08.01.16
The Wave6,791Atlantic Film17.06.16
The 101-Year Old Man Who    
Skipped Out on the Bill and
Disappeared
5,312Walt Disney Nordic25.12.16
Becoming Zlatan3,794Cinema Mondo22.04.16
Morran & Tobias3,686Atlantic Film11.11.16
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.