The Finnish World War II drama The Unknown Soldier has given the Finnish box office a huge boost in 2017, becoming the biggest hit of 2017.
The film, which is based on a novel by Väino Linna, was three times more successful than the number two film Star Wars: The Last Jedi and contributed to a 3.4% surge in admissions.
In total, The Unknown Soldier sold 923,922 tickets and is the sixth biggest Finnish film of all time, the number one spot held by Edvin Laine’s own film version of the book, which was released in 1955 and watched by over 2.8 million people.
The other Finnish films had made the top ten in the box office include the comedy Lapland Odyssey 3 and the children’s film Jill, Joy & the Mysterious Stranger.
The most popular Nordic feature film was the Swedish comedy Solsidan: The Movie, which sold 43,717 tickets in 2017.