A Man Named Ove (En man som heter Ove), directed by Hannes Holm and starring Rolf Lassgård, premiered on Christmas Day and is now destined to become the biggest Swedish film at the domestic box office in over thirty years.
Last weekend A Man Named Ove was still at number three in the Swedish Top 10, and has sold more than 1.5 million tickets in Sweden so far, laying waste to Hollywood blockbusters such as the new Star Wars movie (1.2 million) and Spectre (882,320).
Klaus Odegaard, Marketing Director at Nordisk Film Distribution told nordiskfilmogtvfond.com:
“We’ll most likely pass The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared this Saturday, so by Monday Ove will be the best-selling Swedish movie in 32 years at the Swedish box office”.
A Man Named Ove, winner of three Guldbagge awards including Best Actor for Rolf Lassgård, was recently credited with rescuing Swedish cinema from a record low in 2015. Director Hannes Holm is hoping to transfer this box office success to the small screen with his first TV project in 16 years, Delhi’s Most Beautiful Hands.