Millennium film still climbing
by Annika Pham
Number one on the local charts in Denmark, Sweden and Norway last weekend, Niels Arden Oplev’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile] has garnered over 1.6m admissions thus far and is coming out on Finnish screens today.
The first film based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, released in Scandinavia by Nordisk Film, has sold 733,295 tickets in Sweden (146 screens) and 682,317 in Denmark (109 screens) in four weeks. In Norway, the thriller picked up 224,510 admissions from 94 screens in two weeks.
Other local films are also doing well at home. New Swedish animation film Pettson & Findus (SF Film) was number two last weekend with over 61,000 admissions.
Denmark had three local films in the top ten: Anders Riis-Hansen’s controversial documentary Blekingegadebanden, about the Danish terrorist cell of the 1970-80s, took third place its opening weekend for Sandrew Metronome (50 screens); Nils Malmros’ 1960s high school drama Aching Hearts was number five in its second weekend (Nordisk Film - over 71,000 admissions); and Charlotte Sachs Bostrup’s family film Karla & Katrine (also Nordisk) was number ten after seven weeks on release.
In Norway, no less than four local films were among the top ten, with the SF-released Orps the Movie, the family film based on a popular TV series, number two with 62,163 admissions from 77 screens. The Norway arm of Nordisk Film had the other three: Katja Eyde Jakobsen’s youth film Yatzy [+see also:
film profile] opened in third; the family franchise film The Junior Olsen Gang and the Black Gold (Nordisk) was number seven in its eight week; and the local blockbuster Max Manus [+see also:
film profile] number eight with over 1.1m admissions in 14 weeks.
New European openers today in Denmark include Johnny Mad Dog [+see also:
film profile] (Miracle Film), L’immeuble Yacoubian (Camera Film) and the Danish fantasy film Curse of the Seeress by Mogens H Christiansen (SF Film).
In Sweden, Carl Åstrand and Mats Lindberg’s local sci-fi comedy Kenny Begins opened Wednesday on 78 screens (Nordisk Film). Other domestic films open today: the documentary Welcome to the Woods (Folkets Bio), animated title Trolls & Gnomes (SF) and French/Belgian/Luxembourg film JCVD [+see also:
film profile] (Atlantic Film).
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