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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)

FILMS ADMISSIONS   DISTRIBUTION  RELEASE DATE
Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk 345,684 Walt Disney Nordic 19.02.16
Angry Birds-The Movie 336,373 Walt Disney Nordic 13.05.16
Tatu and Patu 320,671 Nordisk Film 19.10.16
Reunion 2 291,311 Nordisk Film 02.11.16
Tale of a Lake 186,689 Nordisk Film 15.01.16
Off the Map (pictured) 117,551 Nordisk Film 27.02.16
Born in Heinola 105,212 Kuusan Kino 07.09.16
Rolli and the Secret of All Time 100,607 Nordisk Film 16.09.16
Goldigger 94,703 Nordisk Film 25.03.16
Off Key 84,979 Nordisk Film 01.01.16


TOP 5 DOCUMENTARIES (source Finnish Film Foundation)

FILMS ADMISSIONS DISTRIBUTION RELEASE DATE
Tale of a Lake 186,689 Nordisk Film 15.01.16
Eput-elokuva 35,924 SF Studios 02.12.16
Diving Into the Unknown 16,569 B-Plan 19.02.16
White Rage 5,094 VL Media 27.11.15
Becoming Zlatan 4,856 Cinema Mondo 22.04.16


TOP FIVE NORDIC FILM (source Finnish Film Foundation)

FILMS ADMISSIONS DISTRIBUTION RELEASE DATE
A Man Called Ove 44,408 Atlantic Film 08.01.16
The Wave 6,791 Atlantic Film 17.06.16
The 101-Year Old Man Who    
Skipped Out on the Bill and
Disappeared
5,312 Walt Disney Nordic 25.12.16
Becoming Zlatan 3,794 Cinema Mondo 22.04.16
Morran & Tobias 3,686 Atlantic Film 11.11.16

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.