Market Share at 43% in first quarter

BOX OFFICE. Danish films are approaching two million tickets sold at domestic theatres in the first quarter of 2015.

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BIG DRAW. Anders Thomas Jensen's comedy "Men & Chicken" sold 351,000 tickets in the first quarter, surpassed only by "Fifty Shades of Grey." Photo: Rolf Konow

Looking back at the first three months of 2015, Danish films have proved to be a big draw at the box office, compared to foreign fare. In total, Danish titles sold 1,850,000 tickets in the first quarter. For comparison, 3,350,000 tickets were sold for Danish films in all of 2014.

At the end of first quarter, the national market share lands at 43%, while the market share for American films equals 38% for the same period.

The most popular Danish films at the box office in 2015 have been, so far, Anders Thomas Jensen's black comedy "Men & Chicken," selling 351,000 tickets, followed by Hella Joof's comedy "All Inclusive" (release in 2014) and Niels Nørløv's family film "My Canadian Adventure – The Quest for the Lost Gold."

Equally popular among the Danes in the first three months was Susanne Bier's drama "A Second Chance," with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Ulrich Thomsen in the lead roles.

Top 5 Alle Films / First Quarter 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey US
Men & Chicken  DK  350,720 
3 All Inclusive
4 My Canadian Adventure
DK  301,859
5 A Second Chance
DK  215,613

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