Iceland has seen a strong year in cinema overall, with big names Virgin Mountain, Rams & Life in a Fishbowl being big hits overseas. Domestically, cinema attendance for the first six months of 2015 has been at its highest since 2011 with 68,721 admissions from 79 new films, according to FRISK, Iceland’s Association of Film and TV Rights Holders.
The most popular Icelandic film for the year so far is Rams followed by Virgin Mountain. The most popular Nordic film in Iceland is The Absent One. This year’s most popular Icelandic films so far is Rams by Grímur Hákonarsson followed by Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain. For Hallgrimur Kristinsson, Head of FRISK, admissions for the rest of the year look ‘promising’ with the upcoming releases of Baltasar Kormákur’s English languageEverest (September 18), Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows (October 16) and the Danish comedy Klovn 2 (the first film had over 42,000 admissions).
|FILMS||Gross BO (kr)||ADMISSIONS IN 2015|
|Óli Prik/The Coach||931.440||1.175|
|Austur/East of the Mountain||781.930||1.319|
|Algjör Sveppi og Gói Bjargar Málunum/The Biggest Rescue||414.614||366|