Life in a Fishbowl is Iceland’s Most Watched Film of 2014

Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z was the most watched and  highest-grossing film in Iceland in 2014, earning ISK 70 million (USD 536,000, EUR 455,000).

Close to 48,000 movie-goers watched the film in cinemas in Iceland last year,klapptre.is reports.

In second place on the list was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which was watched by 40,000 people in its first week of release, at the end of December.Guardians of the Galaxy was in third place while The Secret Life of Walter Mittyplaced fourth and Interstellar, which was partly filmed in Iceland too, was also among the top 20.

The second and third most popular Icelandic movies last year were children’s filmAlgjör Sveppi og Gói bjargar málunum, which placed eighth on the list with a cinema audience of 32,000, and comedy Afinn in 17th place with 15,000 viewers.

No Icelandic film made it to the top 20 in 2013.

Life in a Fishbowl is Iceland’s entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar selection.


From IcelandReview.com

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.