No blockbusters: Ticket sales are down, but local market share's up
Blockbusters such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
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film profile] (959,000 admissions in 2009) and Avatar (836,000 admissions in 2010) were missing from the Danish cinema repertoire during the first half of 2011; accordingly, ticket sales totalled approximately six million, or 7% and 10% less than the previous two years.
Strong performances by domestic films, including Rasmus Heide’s comedy All for One [+see also:
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”Without making final conclusions from the early statistics, it is good to see that Danish fare is again among the top attractions, and the list of premieres for the next six months shouldn’t make you worry, either,” explained Audience/Distribution Director Steffen Andersen-Møller, of the Danish Film Institute.
The line-up of new Danish product include Martin Zandvliet’s A Funny Man: Dirch, the biopic of Danish top comedian Dirch Passer; Craig Frank’s Jensen & Jensen [+see also:
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