Press release02.04.2004 Figures for admissions to Danish cinemas in 2003 have been released by the national bureau of statistics: Statistics Denmark. 2003 has been another excellent year for distributors and cinema-owners. For the third year running over 12 million tickets have been sold at the box office, while over 3 million of these tickets have been sold to Danish films alone. Admissions to all films in cinemas 2003 reached 12.3 million, Danish films taking 3.2 million. Comparing figures for the three-year period (2001-2003) to the 1990s, when the annual total averaged 9.9 million for admissions, 1.8 million of these going to Danish films, this three-year period shows good results and stability. Only two films brought in over 500,000 admissions. These were the second and third episodes of "Lord of the Rings", a USA/New Zealand co-production. Six Danish films appear on the Top Twenty chart with three on the Top Ten: Zentropa and Per Fly's "Inheritance" which sold 374,000 tickets, Regner Grasten and Charlotte Sachs Bostrup's "Anja After Viktor" selling 346,000 tickets, and Crone and Giacomo Campeotto's children's film "Nasty Brats" selling 298,000. Danish population: 5,4 million. Top Twenty 2003http://www.dfi.dk/sitemod/moduler/generelle_moduler/fb/index.asp?pid=19250Danish Films 2002 - 2003 http://www.dfi.dk/sitemod/moduler/generelle_moduler/fb/index.asp?pid=16240All Films Screened 2003 (title, country, number of admissions)http://www.dfi.dk/dfi/statistik_&_tal/allefilm2003.xls Danish Film InstituteLars Fiil-Jensen, +45 3374 3559, firstname.lastname@example.orgVicki Synnott, +45 3374 3438, email@example.com
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