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 2018

DFI Subsidies DKK (1000s)  EUR (1000s)
Development, production and distribution     
Feature fiction films 200,400 26,935
Shorts and documentaries 52,000 6,989
New Danish Screen 32,000 4,301
Digital games 12,000 1,613
Development, production and distribution, total  296,400  39,839
     
Other subsidies     
General-purpose subsidies 3,500 470
Danish festivals and screening activities  8,000 1,075
Cinema subsidies  2,800 0,376
Children and youth activities  2,600 0,349
Transmedia productions 3,000 0,403
Other 14,700 1,976
Other subsidies, total  34,600 4,651
     
DFI Subsidies, total 331,000 44,489
     
Public Service Fund 46,800 6,290
     
DFI Operating Costs
Film support 28,200 3,790
Archives, Cinematheque, Filmcentralen 29,600 3,978
Film and media literacy 8,900 1,196
Management and administration 14,500 1,949
Property, IT systems, other 38,700 5,202
DFI Operating Costs, total 119,900 16,116
     
DFI BUDGET 2018, TOTAL  497,700 66,895
An exchange rate of 7.44 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  160 161 163
Multiplex cinemas (min. 6 screens)  20 21 23
Cinema screens   421 433 444
Cinema seats (1,000)  58 60 61
Average ticket price excl. VAT EUR 8.9 EUR 9.1 EUR 9.2

Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark. 

Production 2017

  2015 2016 2017
Feature films supported for production 23 23 21
Short and documentary films supported for production 43 37 27
Minor feature films supported for production 8 8 9
Minor short and documentary films supported for production 12 6 3
Average production budget for a Danish feature film EUR 2.1m EUR 2.9m EUR 3.3m
Average DFI-subsidy allocation to a Danish feature film 45% 41% 29%

Source: DFI.

Boxoffice 2017

  2014 2015 2016 2017
National feature film releases 25 26 26  26
National documentary film release  7 9 9  10
Total admissions in Denmark   12.2m 13.8m 13.0m  12.4m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   3.3m 4.1m 2.7m  2.5m
Tickets sold per capita in Denmark   2.2 2.4 2.3  2.1
National market share  27% 30% 21%  20%
US market share   59% 50% 62%  60%
European market share   12% 18% 15%  17%
Market share, other  1% 2% 2%  3%

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark.

TOP 10 / All Films 2017

Title Release Tickets 2017 (1000s)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (US) * 13.12.2017  478
Beauty and the Beast (US) 16.03.2017 398
Despicable Me 3 (US) * 29.06.2017 384
Fifty Shades Darker (US) 09.02.2017 332
Three Heists and a Hamster (DK) 02.02.2017 325
Moana (US) 02.02.2017 307
Dunkirk (UK) 20.07.2017 304
The Fate of the Furious (US) 13.04.2017 276
The Boss Baby (US) 06.04.2017 266
Small Town Killers (DK) 12.01.2017 256

TOP 10 / Danish Films 2017

Title Release Tickets 2017 (1000s)
Three Heists and a Hamster 02.02.2017  325
Small Town Killers 12.01.2017  256
Father of Four – at the top 09.02.2017  233
The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear *
12.10.2017  224
You Disappear 20.04.2017 192
Never Again a Tomorrow 31.08.2017  185
Darkland 19.01.2017  181
Word of God 28.09.2017 130
Kidnapped 13.07.2017 112
Dan Dream 30.03.2017 107

* Still in cinemas in 2018
Source: Danish Film Distributors Association (FAFID).

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