Swedish comedies dominate the box office in 2017

Swedish comedies have provided a boost to the box office in 2017, increasing the overall market share from 14.8% in 2016 to 17.23% in 2017.

The two comedies were directed by the brothers Felix and Måns Herngren. The first, Solsidan: The Movie, sold more than 780,000 tickets in less than a month. The film is based on a popular Swedish television series of the same name. The second film was The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped the Bill and Disappeared, which had 398,456 admissions.

Other popular Swedish films include Karin Fahlén’s comedy All Inclusive with 297,749 admissions and Janus Metz’s biopic Borg/McEnroe with 241,404 admissions. Amanda Kernell’s drama Sámi Blood had 181,981 admissions and Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’or winning The Square had 170,986.

To read more, head to the Nordisk Film og TV Fond website here. 
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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.

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