New record in 2002
by Annika Pham
- Cinema-going continues to grow year-on-year. Susanne Bier’s Open Hearts from Zentropa was in the Top 20 last year
Cinema-going continues to grow year-on-year in Denmark. In 2002, 12.9m Danes went to the cinema, 1 million more than in 2001 and an increase of 7.8 per cent. According to figures just published on 5 March by the Danish Film Institute, this is almost three million more than during the 90s.
Although half a million fewer tickets were sold for Danish films in 2002: 3.5 million, the market-share for Danish films remains amongst the highest in Europe with 27 per cent of all admissions.
Eight Danish films were in the Top 20 last year, they included Tomas Villum Jensen’s My Sister’s Kids 2 from Moonlight Film, and Susanne Bier’s Open Hearts [+see also:
film profile] from Zentropa. Both films scored over 500.000 admissions each and took 4th and 5th positions in the Top 20 chart, beating US blockbusters like Star Wars, Spiderman and Monsters Inc..
The other six Danish films in the chart include Old Men in New Cars [+see also:
film profile] with 337.098 admissions, Polle Fiction (266.618), I Am Dina (260.551), Shake It All About (254.826), Okay (235.023) and Catch That Girl (234.569). 2003 should be another excellent year for Danish films as Per Fly’s Arven (Inheritance) has already registered the biggest opening weekend (21.02.03) for a local film this year with 41,000 admissions, and other highly anticipated films will follow over the coming six months such as Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s Skagerrak, Anders Thomas Jensen wiht The Green Butchers [+see also:
film profile], Nicolas W.Refn and his Fear X, and Lars von Trier’s Dogville [+see also:
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