A Man Named Ove Now Third In Swedish Record Books

A Man Named Ove (En man som heter Ove), directed by Hannes Holm and starring Rolf Lassgård, is now the third most viewed Swedish film since records began in 1963, with 1,656,215 tickets sold so far.

Not only has A Man Named Ove won three Guldbagge awards and been credited with rescuing Swedish cinema from a record low in 2015, but it has also laid waste to Hollywood blockbusters such as the new Star Wars movie (1.2 million) and Spectre (882,320).

Given that it is still playing in Swedish cinemas it is possible that Ove’s position in the record books may yet go up, but until then, here are the top ten Swedish films since 1963…

1. Sällskapsresan (1980) – 2,038,589
2. Att angöra en brygga (1965) – 1,955,725
3. En man som heter Ove (2015) – 1,656,215
4. Emil i Lönneberga (1971) – 1,652,791
5. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) – 1,645,776
6. Utvandrarna (1971) – 1,585,042
7. Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (2013) – 1,567,851
8. Tjorven och Skrållan (1965) -1,545,405
9. Sällskapsresan II – Snowroller (1985) – 1,538,958
10. Den ofrivillige golfaren (1991) – 1,525,347

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