More than 84,000 cinemagoers chose to spend a couple of hours last weekend in the company of Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm, the leading actors in Susanne Bier's romance "Love Is All You Need" which opened in Danish theatres on 6 September. This makes for the best opening weekend ever for a Bier film, and the second best opening for a Danish film in 2012 – only surpassed by "This Life" which attracted 87,500 Danes to the boxoffice in its first four days.
Top-10 opening weekends 2010-12
|3||Love Is All You Need||30.08.12||84,427|
|4||A Royal Affair||29.03.12||70,637|
|5||A Funny Man||25.08.11||67,110|
|6||All For One||10.02.11||58,589|
|7||Father of Four – In Japanese Mode||04.02.10||53,085|
|9||The Olsen Gang Gets Polished||14.10.10||47,431|
Source: Danish Distributors Association (FAFID).
Bier's film also met with a warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film was greeted by an enthusiastic audience at its North American premiere on Sunday in the legendary Elgin Theatre. The director and her long-standing co-writer Anders Thomas Jensen were present, in addition to the two stars of the film, Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.
Fall in Danish cinemas
Over the next six weeks, domestic cinema audiences have no less than eight new Danish films to chose from, titles than include Tobias Lindholm's "A Hijacking", which has proven a critics's darling in Venice and Toronto, Bille August's first Danish film in 25 years, and an animated monkey tale by first-time feature director Jan Rahbek.
|13.09.2012||You and Me Forever||Kasper Munk||Nimbus|
|20.09.2012||A Hijacking||Tobias Lindholm||Nordisk Film|
|27.09.2012||Marie Krøyer||Bille August||SF|
|04.10.2012||Almost Perfect||Hella Joof||Blenkov/Schønneman|
|04.10.2012||Father of Four – At Sea||Claus Bjerre||Asa Film|
|11.10.2012||Talenttyven (English title to be announced)||Jonathan Spang||Nimbus Film|
|11.10.2012||Marco Macaco||Jan Rahbek||Thomas Borch Nielsen|
|25.10.2012||A Caretaker's Tale||Katrine Wiedemann||Zentropa|