Local market share down 7%
by Annika Pham
- In 2002 Swedish productions had a 17 per cent share of the domestic market with just one local title in the Top 10
In spite of a 1 per cent rise in cinema admissions for 2002 when a total of 18,3 million tickets were sold, Swedish films failed to attract as many cinemagoers as they did in 2001. According to figures just published by the Swedish Film Institute , the domestic market share fell by 7 per cent from last year’s 24 per cent to just 17 per cent.
Just one Swedish title, the comedy The Guy In The Grave Next Door (Grabben I graven bredvid) produced by FilmLance International and released by by Sonet Film made it into the annual Top 10 in 3rd position, with 835,507 admissions. All the other best performing titles of the year were either US or US/UK blockbusters like The Lord of The Rings 1 & 2 which lead the fiedl taking 1st and 2nd position with, respectively over 1 million and 911,659 admissions and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 4th with 805,887 admissions.
The list of Sweden’s most successful productions of 2002 includes Klassfesten (The Reunion) with over 400,000 admissions, Lukas Moodysson’s Lilja-4-Ever [+see also:
film profile] with 266,533, and Richard Hobert’s Alla Älskar Alice (Everyone Loves Alice) with 257,602 admissions.
The biggest European hits were Pedro Almodòvar’s Hable Con Ella [+see also:
film profile] (Speak To Her) with over 70,000 admissions and (over 70,000 admissions) and British comedy, Bend It Like Beckham [+see also:
film profile], with 69,000. Both were Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution releases.
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