THE KING’S CHOICE has fifth best opening for a Norwegian film ever

The new Norwegian film The King’s Choice opened last week, and over the weekend it managed to get enough admissions to make it the fifth best opening Norwegian film ever. It bumped off Morten Tyldum’s Headhunters to claim the title.

The King’s Choice follows the true story of King Haakon VII, the King of Norway during the time of which Norway was occupied by German soldiers. It follows the events around the day of occupation, the 9th of April 1940, and the choice the king has to make that will change his country forever.

The King’s Choice was directed by Erik Poppe and stars Jesper Christensen and Anders Baasmo Christiansen.

Here’s the list of the top five openings for Norwegian films:

1) Kon-Tiki. 165,222 admissions in opening weekend and 889,305 in total

2) Solan and Ludvig: Christmas in Flåklypa. 138,854 admissions in opening weekend and 892,010 in total

3) The Wave. 136,289 admissions in opening weekend and 833,265 in total

4) Max Manus. 134,842 admissions in opening weekend and 1,165,690 in total

5) The King’s Choice. 114,000 admissions in opening weekend.


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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.