Danish films control 28% of best market in 30 years
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Three local blockbusters – This Life, Love Is All You Need and A Royal Affair - contributed to the best result for Danish cinemas since 1982
In 2012, three Danish features sold more than 500,000 tickets – which last happened in 1986 – and with a little help from James Bond, Batman and The Hobbit they were the main attractions to pull 14.2 million Danes into the theatres, the best result in 30 years.
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film profile] and New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey contributed to the success – launched on December 12, The Hobbit exceeded 423,000 admissions in 16 days for SF Film.
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