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  687,842
687,842
The Reunion 3 (DK) 
06.10.2016  524,599 524,599
The Revenant (US)
21.01.2016  341,490 341,490
Zootropolis (US)
11.02.2016 332,402 332,402
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US) * 14.12.2016  330,066 429,716
Deadpool (US)
11.02.2016  323,684 323,684
The Secret Life of Pets (US) 17.11.2016  321,795 321,795
Fantastic Beasts and Where ... (US) *
04.08.2016  319,035 319,035
The Commune (DK)
14.01.2016  295,769 295,769
Kung Fu Panda 3 (US)
17.03.2016  279,712 279,712

TOP 10 / Danish Films 2016

Title
Release
Tickets 2016
Tickets total
A Conspiracy of Faith 03.03.2016  687,842 687,842
The Reunion 3 06.10.2016  524,599 524,599
The Commune 14.01.2016  295,769 295,769
The Day Will Come 21.04.2016  237,202 237,202
The Christmas Family 2 * 03.11.2016 164,869 164,869
Swinger 22.09.2016  152,086 152,086
Antboy 3 11.02.2016  95,784 95,784
Iqbal and the Superchip * 15.12.2016  83,287 126,486
Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe ** 17.12.2015  83,283 191,924
Across the Waters * 27.10.2016  69,692 75,202

* Still in cinemas as per 2017  /   ** Released in 2015
Number of total tickets as per 20 March 2017.
Source: Statistics Denmark .

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