A Soap at number seven
by Annika Pham
Pernilla Fischer Christensen’s acclaimed debut feature A Soap [+see also:
interview: Lars Bredo Rahbek
interview: Pernille Fischer Christensen
film profile] took the number seven position at last weekend’s Danish chart with 5,187 admissions from 16 screens, an average of €2,900 per screen.
David Sørensen, of the film’s production company, Nimbus Film, told Cineuropa: “This is approximately what we expected, but we are very much looking forward to the Easter figures”.
In its opening weekend, A Soap doubled the per screen average of the UK/Irish family film Lassie, released the same day by Svensk Film-Filmcompaniet, which had a total 5,854 admissions from 30 prints. However, Fischer Christensen’s drama did not manage to beat the €4,400 screen average of another Berlin winner: Niels Arden Oplev’s We Shall Overcome [+see also:
film profile] dethroned from its number one position only by the US blockbuster Ice Age 2.
We Shall Overcome, the Danish Crystal Bear winner, released by Nordisk Film/Zentropa, is now at 197,767 admissions in three weeks. It is followed by Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding, which keeps its third position and continues to climb in its seventh week of release with a total of 354,378 admissions. Bier, who comes up with a new hit every year, will easily break her own 2005 record with Brothers [+see also:
film profile], which registered a total 424,265 admissions.
Another Danish title that keeps its same position on the chart as last week is Anders Østergaard’s documentary Gasolin, distributed by Metronome-Cosmo Film, now seen by 172,817 cinemagoers in 43 cinemas.
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