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?

On this page we have gathered the latest data about production, distribution and the cinema market in Denmark. You can also find links to current box office numbers and information about previous years.

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

DFI Budget 2016

DFI Subsidies EUR (1000s) 
Feature Films Subsidies 26,408 52%
Shorts & Documentaries Subsidies 7,359 14%
Public Service Fund 6,274 12%
New Danish Screen 4,290 8%
Digital Games 1,609 3%
Cross Media Productions 268 1%
Cinema Subsidies 617 1%
Children & Youth Activities 268 1%
Other Subsidies 4,102 8%
Total Subsidies 51,194
 
DFI Operating Costs
Board, CEO and Staff Functions 1,327 8%
Film Support 3,767 23%
Children & Youth and Media Council 1,086 7%
Filmhouse (cinemas, archives, administration, etc.) 5,121 32%
Other (property, IT systems, etc.) 4,799 30%
Total DFI Operating Costs 16,100
   
TOTAL DFI BUDGET 2016 67,294


An exchange rate of 7.4598 was 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

 

Production 2015

   2015  2014
Number of feature fiction films supported for production 23  21
Number of short and documentary films supported for production 31  29
Number of feature fiction films with a non-Danish delegate producer supported for production  8  7
Number of short and documentary films with a non-Danish delegate producer supported for production 12  6
Average production budget for a Danish feature fiction film EUR 2.1m*  EUR 3.4m
Average DFI-subsidy allocation to a Danish feature fiction film 40,2%  31%

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

Distribution 2015

  2015 2014
National feature film releases 24 25
National documentary film release  10  7
Cinemas in Denmark  159  158
Multiplex cinemas (min. 6 screens)  21  19
Cinema screens   427  416
Cinema seats   59,947  58,000
Average ticket price excl. VAT  EUR 8.92  8.69
Average ticket price incl. VAT  EUR 11.15  10.87
Total admissions in Denmark  14.2m  12.2m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   4.2m  3.3m
Tickets sold per capita in Denmark   2.5  2.2
National market share   29.7% 27%
US market share   50.3%  59%
European market share   18.3%  12%
Market share, other   1.7% 1%

Note: Market share totals may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID).

TOP 10 / All Films 2015

Title
Release
Tickets 2015
Tickets total
Sprectre (UK)
30.10.2015  897,834  915,057* 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (US) 
16.12.2015  530,706  646,705* 
Klown Forever (DK)
24.09.2015  512,056  512,224 
Inside Out (US)
27.08.2015  495,697  495,697 
Jurassic World (US)
11.06.2015  471,294  471,294 
Minions (US)
02.07.2015  456,182  456,182 
Fifty Shades of Grey (US)
12.02.2015  387,558  387,558 
Fast & Furious 7 (US)
02.04.2015  371,828  371,828 
Men & Chicken (DK)
05.02.2015  359,278  359,278 
My Canadian Adventure (DK)
05.02.2015  324,765  324,765 

* Still in cinemas as per January 2016.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID).

TOP 10 / Danish Films 2015

Title
Release
Tickets 2015
Tickets total
Klown Forever
24.09.2015  512,056 512,224
Men & Chicken
05.02.2015  359,278  359,278
My Canadian Adventure
05.02.2015  324,765 324,765
Summer of '92
27.08.2015  316,938 316,938
All Inclusive
25.12.2014
307,207 412,850
Father of Four – On a Wild Holiday
02.10.2015  253,175 253,175
April 9th
12.03.2015  241,011 241,011
People Get Eaten
26.02.2015  236,725 236,725
The Shamer's Daughter
26.03.2015  225,268 225,268
A Second Chance
15.01.2015  215,613 215,613

Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID).
Det Danske Filminstitut

Danish Film Institute /
Det Danske Filminstitut

EAN-nr: 5798000794085
CVR-nr: 56858318

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Tel. +45 3374 3400
Fax +45 3374 3401
E-mail:

Tickets
TEL. +45 3374 3412