Norwegian box office breaks records after early slump

Norwegian films have hit a new record in September thanks to several new kids films (including Casper & Emma and Knudsen & Ludvigsen) and the disaster movie The Wave (Bolgen). During last month Norwegian films had a 67.7% market share, with 715,000 admissions. This is a huge increase in Norwegian film admissions when you compare it to the 3.8% market share that was recorded between January and July 2015. 

The Wave is Norway’s disaster film about a violent tsunami that occurs on the Geirangerfjord, and a local geologist is caught up in the middle. Along with being Norway’s Oscar candidate, The Wave is one of the country’s biggest selling films of the last decade. According to Film & Kino, total admissions in Norway were 7.1% higher than last year at the same period.

Information via the Nordisk Film and TV Fund

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.