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Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films

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- Despite the coronavirus crisis, the Nordic country’s box office recorded an historic 50.4% domestic market share, driven mainly by the Zentropa titles Another Round and Riders of Justice

Against all odds, 2020 turned out to be a great year for Danish films
Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg and Riders of Justice by Anders Thomas Jensen

It has undoubtedly been a tough year for European cinema. However, there has been some good news for Danish films. Despite the ongoing health crisis, the Nordic country’s box office recorded an historic 50.4% market share for local films, according to figures published by the Danish Film Institute.

In detail, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round [+see also:
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(802,693 admissions) and Anders Thomas Jensen’s Riders of Justice [+see also:
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(459,773 admissions) were the biggest hits of 2020. On the whole, last year saw a 46% decline in admissions (from 13.2 million in 2019 down to 7.2 million), and Danish cinemas had to shut down in spring for three months and once again in December. Nevertheless, ticket sales for domestic titles recorded a slight increase – 3.6 million in 2020, about 200,000 more than in 2019. Other successful Danish titles included Mikkel Nørgaard’s Klovn-the Final (437,381 admissions), Anders Refn’s Into the Darkness [+see also:
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(370,100 admissions), Martin Miehe-Renard’s Father of Four (310,356 admissions) and Christina Rosendahl’s The Good Traitor [+see also:
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(198,360 admissions). The highest-grossing foreign film was the Disney flick Frozen 2 by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck (313,902 admissions, putting it in fifth place in the top ten for 2020), which was released back at Christmas 2019, followed by Tenet [+see also:
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by Christopher Nolan (226,664 admissions, coming in in seventh place), 1917 [+see also:
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by Sam Mendes (193,581 admissions, ranked ninth) and Bad Boys for Life by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (186,670 admissions, ranked tenth).

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