According to FAFID, the Danish association of film distributors, a total of 1,245,123 tickets were sold over the winter holiday, the highest number in the last eight years, up slightly over 2013.
Like last year’s winter holiday, admissions to Danish films remained high, with a large total domestic market share of 51%. The top blockbusters were Mikkel Serup and Nordisk Film's comedy “The Reunion 2 – The Funeral,” and Giacomo Campeotto and Asa Film Production's family film “Father of Four – Uncle Sofus Returns."
While Danish films continue to do well over the winter holidays, American films are trending in the opposite direction, with admissions declining in every winter holiday since 2010.
”The Reunion 2” sold 413,000 tickets over the winter holiday for current total admissions of 443,000. The first film in Nordisk Film's "Reunion" series, premiering in 2011, sold 517,000 tickets.
Five out of six of the most popular films over the winter holiday were family films, with a strong field vying for families’ attention. The Danish ”Father of Four – Uncle Sofus Returns,” which had the highest admissions of any family film, was up against “The Lego Movie,” ”Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy,” not to mention Disney’s ”Frozen,” which opened at Christmas but still drew more than 50,000 moviegoers during winter break.
Note: Winter-holiday admissions are calculated as admissions in the weekend of Week 6 plus Weeks 7 and 8 (6-23 February).
The 10 most popular films over the winter holiday
||Admissions over the
|The Reunion 2 – The Funeral (dk)
|Father of Four – Uncle Sofus returns (dk)
|The Lego Movie 3D
|Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 3D
|Tinker Bell And the Pirate Fairy
|The Wolf of Wall Street
|August: Osage County
|12 Years a Slave
Source: Danish association of film distributors (FAFID)
*All films are still in theatres