Record high for Finnish Film market share

Lapland Odyssey 2
Lapland Odyssey 2
Over the last weekend Finnish films passed 2,385,000 admissions for the year, which is now a historical level that has never been reached since modern cinema statistics started in the 1970s, the Nordisk Film and TV Fund reports. The previous record was 2,385,000 in 2012, and this is now the fourth time in six years that local films have passed the two million admission mark in Finland.

According to the Finnish Film Foundation, the greater variety of films combined with the digitisation of cinemas that allow for a faster and wider theatrical release are some of the factors that explain the current crave from Finnish audiences for local films.

Overall, twenty eight Finnish films have been released in the region. The top film of the year so far is the remake of the Danish comedy The Reunion (506,000 admissions). Lapland Odyssey 2 was one of the top winners over this historical weekend with 327,963 total admissions. With another five films to come to Finland in the remainder of the year, including The Girl King, this is definitely a huge year for Finnish film.

Source: 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.