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Admissions up overall, but down for local films in Norway

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- During the first half of 2015, 13 Norwegian releases accounted for 3.8% of the best cinema attendance in the last five years

Admissions up overall, but down for local films in Norway
Staying Alive by Charlotte Blom was the number-one local title at the Norwegian box office for the first six months of the year

Although during the first six months of 2015 Norwegian cinemas recorded 5.1 million admissions – 1.2% up from last year and the best result in five years – the local market share fell to 3.8%, the lowest for years (the exact number is unclear because these statistics were not digitised until 2001). In 2014, Norwegian productions controlled 24.4% of the market.

US titles, sitting at numbers 1 to 3 on the charts with Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey, James Wan’s Furious Seven/Fast and Furious 7 and Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, were the driving force behind the increased sales – there were no local features in the top ten.

“However, Norwegian films will strike back in the second half of the year,” said Birgitte Langballe, head of communications at Norwegian cinema association Film & Kino. She added that there are strong expectations for the box-office performances of Roar Uthaug’s The Wave [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Roar Uthaug
film profile
]
, Arne Lindtner NæssCasper and Emma on Safari [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Rasmus A Sivertsen and Rune SpaansTwo Buddies and a Badger [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Arild Fröhlich’s Doctor Proctor Bubble in the Bathtub [+see also:
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, Thale Persen’s The Christmas King – In Full Armor [+see also:
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]
, and Rasmus A Sivertsen’s Solan and Ludvig – From Here to Pinchcliff [+see also:
trailer
interview: Rasmus A Sivertsen
film profile
]

The 13 local features released in the first six months of the year were led by the following titles: 

Norwegian top five, 1 January – 30 June 2015
1. Staying Alive [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Charlotte Blom
film profile
]
. Director: Charlotte Blom; producer: Maipo Film. 82,182 admissions
2. Women in Oversized Men’s Shirts [+see also:
trailer
interview: Yngvild Sve Flikke
film profile
]
. Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke. 12,472 admissions
3. Homesick [+see also:
trailer
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]
. Director: Anne Sewitsky; producer: Maipo Film. 8,911 admissions
4. Drone [+see also:
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film profile
]
. Director: Tonje Hessen Schei; producer: Flimmer Film
5. Casper & Emma’s Wonderful Christmas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
. Director: Arne Lindtner Næss; producer: Cinenord Kidstory. 6,570 admissions

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