Bier with Bravura

BOXOFFICE. Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need" jump-started the fall season at the Danish boxoffices with more than 84,000 tickets sold in its opening weekend.

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

  Title Release Tickets
1 Clown 16.12.10 140,302
2 This Life 01.03.12 87,542
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
8 Jelly T 16.05.12 47,631
9 The Olsen Gang Gets Polished 14.10.10 47,431
10 The Reunion 13.10.11 43,162

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.


Find more box office information, weekly Top-10s, and annual overviews on our statistical pages.

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.

Release Title Director Production company
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