Key annual numbers

How are film funds prioritised? Which film made it to the top of the box office? How many cinemas are there in Denmark?

Find the latest key figures on production, distribution and the cinema market in Denmark. You can also find links to current box office numbers and information about previous years (right).

CINEMAS

2014 2015 2016 2017
Cinemas in Denmark  160 161 163 166
Multiplex cinemas (min. 6 screens)  20 21 23 25
Cinema screens   421 433 444 458
Cinema seats (1,000)  58 60 61 63
Average ticket price excl. VAT (EUR) 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.6
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark.

PRODUCTION

2015 2016 2017
Feature films supported for production 23 23 21
Short and documentary films supported for production 43 37 22
Minor feature films supported for production 8 8 5
Minor short and documentary films supported for production 12 6 5
The average production budget for a Danish feature film EUR 2.1m EUR 2.9m EUR 3.3m
Average DFI-subsidy allocation to a Danish feature film 45% 41% 39%
Source: DFI

BOXOFFICE

2014 2015 2016 2017
National feature film releases 25 26 26  26
National documentary film release  7 9 9  8
Total admissions in Denmark   12.2m 13.8m 13.0m  12.4m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   3.3m 4.1m 2.7m  2.5m
Tickets sold per capita in Denmark   2.2 2.4 2.3  2.1
National market share  27% 30% 21%  21%
US market share   59% 50% 62%  61%
European market share   12% 18% 15%  15%
Market share, other  1% 2% 2%  3%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark.

TOP 10 / ALL FILMS 2017

 

TOP 10 / DANISH FILMS 2017

Title Release Tickets 2017 (1000s)   Title Release Tickets 2017 (1000s)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (US) * 13.12.2017  478   All for Three 02.02.2017 322
Beauty and the Beast (US) 16.03.2017 399   Small Town Killers 12.01.2017 254
Despicable Me 3 (US) * 29.06.2017 384   Father of Four – at the top 09.02.2017 233
Fifty Shades Darker (US) 09.02.2017 332   The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear * 12.10.2017 224
All for Three (DK) 02.02.2017 322   You Disappear 20.04.2017 192
Moana (US) 02.02.2017 316   Never Again a Tomorrow 31.08.2017 186
Dunkirk (UK) 20.07.2017 304   Darkland 19.01.2017 181
The Fate of the Furious (US) 13.04.2017 276   Word of God 28.09.2017 130
The Boss Baby (US) 06.04.2017 266   Kidnapped 13.07.2017 113
Small Town Killers (DK) 12.01.2017 255   Dan Dream 30.03.2017 107
* Still in cinemas in 2018
Source: Danish Film Distributors Association (FAFID).