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With all the news that Norway was the strongest Nordic country in terms of the box office in 2016, it’s exciting to now see that Norway has had the best result in Europe in 2016.

With 13,119,180 cinema admissions in 2016, that marks an 8.9% rise and an 11.4% rise in box office turnover, this is the best result in Norway since 1983 and the year’s best percentage rise in Europe.

By selling 3,132,678 tickets, Norwegian productions controlled 23.9% of the market – the last time this happened was 40 years ago, when Norwegian director Ivo Caprino released The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975), which eventually went on to exceed a record number of 5.5 million tickets, in a country with a population of five million.

Furthermore, Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs became the first Norwegian film ever to win the Nordic Council Film Prize.

Info via Cineuropa