Facts & figures

How are film funds prioritised? Which film made it to the top of the box office? How many cinemas are there in Denmark?

Find the latest key figures on production, distribution and the cinema market in Denmark. You can also find links to current box office numbers and information about previous years (right).

Go to the latest version of the annual Facts & Figures publication.

DFI Budget 2017

DFI Subsidies EUR (1000s)  %
Feature Films Subsidies 26,136 51%
Shorts & Documentaries Subsidies 7,398 15%
Public Service Fund 6,295 12%
New Danish Screen 4,304 8%
Digital Games 1,614 3%
Cross Media Productions 404 1%
Cinema Subsidies 390 1%
Children & Youth Activities 269 1%
Other Subsidies 4,116 8%
Total Subsidies 50,927  100%
 
DFI Operating Costs
Board, CEO and Staff Functions 1,280 8%
Film Support 3,632 23%
Children & Youth and Media Council 1,089 7%
Filmhouse (cinemas, archives, administration, etc.) 5,361 34%
Other (property, IT systems, etc.) 4,583 29%
Total DFI Operating Costs 15,945 100%
   
TOTAL DFI BUDGET 2017 66,872


An exchange rate of 7.4341 is used to convert Danish kroner to euros.
Please note that the information is subject to change.
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: DFI

Exhibition 2016

  2014 2015 2016
Cinemas in Denmark  158 161 163
Multiplex cinemas (min. 6 screens)  19 21 22
Cinema screens   416 432 442
Cinema seats   58,000 60,000 61,600
Average ticket price excl. VAT  EUR 8.7 EUR 9.0 EUR 9.0
Average ticket price incl. VAT  EUR 10.9 EUR 11.2 EUR 11.3

Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID). The official figures will be released by Statistics Denmark in April. 

Production 2016

  2014 2015 2016
Feature films supported for production  21 23 23
Short and documentary films supported for production  29 31 31
Minor feature films supported for production  7 8 8
Minor short and documentary films supported for production  6 12 6
Average production budget for a Danish feature film  EUR 3.4m EUR 2.1m* EUR 2.9m
Average DFI-subsidy allocation to a Danish feature film  31% 40% 30%

* The drop from 2014 and 2015 reflects an increase in low-budget productions.
Source: DFI.

Boxoffice 2016

  2014 2015 2016
National feature film releases 25 26 26
National documentary film release  7 9 9
Total admissions in Denmark   12.2m 13.8m 13.4m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   3.3m 4.1m 2.8m
Tickets sold per capita in Denmark   2.2 2.4 2.3
National market share  27% 30% 21%
US market share   59% 50% 62%
European market share   12% 18% 15%
Market share, other  1% 2% 2%

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID). The official figures will be released by Statistics Denmark in April.

TOP 10 / All Films 2016

Title
Release
Tickets 2016
Tickets total
A Conspiracy of Faith (DK)
03.03.2016  704,971 704,971
The Reunion 3 (DK) 
06.10.2016  538,506 538,506
The Revenant (US)
21.01.2016  351,157 351,157
Zootropolis (US)
11.02.2016 343,281 343,281
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US) * 14.12.2016  336,260 429,716
Deadpool (US)
11.02.2016  333,785 333,785
Fantastic Beasts and Where ... (US) * 17.11.2016  333,479 366,476
The Secret Life of Pets (US)
04.08.2016  330,918 330,918
The Commune (DK)
14.01.2016  301,278 301,278
Kung Fu Panda 3 (US)
17.03.2016  292,033 292,033

TOP 10 / Danish Films 2016

Title
Release
Tickets 2016
Tickets total
A Conspiracy of Faith 03.03.2016  704,971 704,971
The Reunion 3 06.10.2016  538,506 538,506
The Commune 14.01.2016  301,278 301,278
The Day Will Come 21.04.2016  244,135 244,135
The Christmas Family 2 * 03.11.2016 172,108 172,856
Swinger 22.09.2016  155,993 155,993
Antboy 3 11.02.2016  101,229 101,229
Iqbal and the Superchip * 15.12.2016  87,303 126,486
Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe ** 17.12.2015  87,232 200,479
Across the Waters * 27.10.2016  73,101 75,202

* Still in cinemas as per February 2017  /   ** Released in 2015
Number of total tickets as per 5 February 2017.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID). The official figures will be released by Statistics Denmark in April.

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