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 DKK (1000s)  EUR (1000s)
Development, production and distribution     
Feature fiction films 186,600 25,047
Shorts and documentaries 50,800 6,819
New Danish Screen 32,000 4,295
Digital games 12,000 1,611
Regional funds 7,000 940
Development, production and distribution, total  288,400  38,711
     
Other subsidies     
General-purpose subsidies 3,500 470
Danish festivals and screening activities   7,400  993
Cinema subsidies   2,900  389
Children and youth activities   3,100  416
Film workshops 11,800 1,584
Transmedia productions 3,000 403
Other 14,700 1,973
Other subsidies, total  46,400 6,228
     
Public Service Fund 64,750 8,691
     
DFI Subsidies, total 399,550 53,631
   
DFI Operating Costs
Film support 24,890 3,341
Archives, Cinematheque, Filmcentralen  36,035 4,837
Film and media literacy  8,095 1,087
Management and administration  15,439 2,072
Property, IT systems, other  34,073 4,574
DFI Operating Costs, total  118,532 15,910
     
DFI BUDGET 2017, TOTAL  518,082 69,541
An exchange rate of 7.45 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   416 432 444
Cinema seats   58,000 60,000 61,000
Average ticket price excl. VAT EUR 8.7 EUR 9.1 EUR 9.3

Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark. 

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% 45% 41%

* 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 13.0m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   3.3m 4.1m 2.7m
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) and Statistics Denmark.

TOP 10 / All Films 2016

Title
Release
Tickets 2016(1000s)
A Conspiracy of Faith (DK) 03.03.2016  705
The Reunion 3 (DK)  06.10.2016  539
The Revenant (US) 21.01.2016  351
Zootopia (US) 11.02.2016 343
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US) * 14.12.2016  336
Deadpool (US) 11.02.2016  334
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (US) * 17.11.2016  333
The Secret Life of Pets (US) 04.08.2016  331
The Commune (DK) 14.01.2016  301
Kung Fu Panda 3 (US) 17.03.2016  292

TOP 10 / Danish Films 2016

Title Release Tickets 2016 (1000s)
A Conspiracy of Faith 03.03.2016  705
The Reunion 3 06.10.2016  539
The Commune 14.01.2016  301
The Day Will Come 21.04.2016  244
The Christmas Family 2 * 03.11.2016 172
Swinger 22.09.2016  156
Antboy 3 11.02.2016  101
Iqbal and the Superchip * 15.12.2016  87
Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe ** 17.12.2015  87
Across the Waters * 27.10.2016  73

* Still in cinemas in 2017  /   ** Released in 2015
Source: Danish Film Distributors Association (FAFID).

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