Norwegian cinema admissions best in ten years

Norwegian cinemas had the best cinema admissions in ten years, with 12 million tickets sold during 2015. Sadly that didn’t go entirely to Norwegian films – with local productions losing 9.1% of the market share.

The Wave, directed by Road Uthaug, was one of the few Norwegian titles to do well in the region, with 832,649 locals heading to the theatre to see the film. Scandinavia’s first disaster movie ended up being the most popular film of 2015, and the seventh most popular film of all time.

Sadly, thirteen Norwegian premieres sold fewer than 10,000 tickets. These include The Disappearing Illusionist (3,257) and Homesick (8,911). Even the Cannes Main Competition contender, Louder than Bombs, only managed to pick up 20,000 admissions in Norway.



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.