Doctor Proctor farts his way to number one in Norway
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Two Norwegian features (and a Swedish one) are among the most popular films of 2014 so far in Norway, where admissions for local films have set a five-year record
Selling 368,832 tickets, Norwegian director Arild Fröhlich’s Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder took the number-one position on the Norwegian charts for the first six months of 2014, contributing to the 20.9% local market share – up from 11.6% in 2013 and the best result for the last five years.
Also, Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Næss’ Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacation reached the number-four spot, taking 210,516 admissions, and a Swedish feature, Felix Herngren’s The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [+see also:
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“Films for children and family audiences are predominant on the list of this year’s top ten films,” said Birgitte Langballe, head of communications at Norwegian cinema association Film & Kino, which published the theatrical attendance statistics.
Between 1 January and 30 June, Norwegian cinemas recorded 5,080,756 admissions – 1.6% more than last year; local releases (a record number of 24) accounted for 1,061,985, 82.6% more than during the same period in 2013.
The top ten films of 2014 so far in Norway are:
1: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder (Norway); 368,832 admissions
2: Frozen 3D (US); directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee; 288,527 admissions
3: The Wolf of Wall Street (US); director: Martin Scorsese; 225,681 admissions
4: Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacation (Norway); 210,516 admissions
5: Rio 2 (US); director: Carlos Saldanha; 201,716 admissions
6: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Sweden); 192,551 admissions
7: The LEGO Movie 3D (US); directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller; 153,736 admissions
8: X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (US); director: Bryan Singer; 132,814 admissions
9: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (US); director: Peter Jackson; 132,658 admissions
10: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (US); directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn; 127,547 admissions.