|1||The Purity of Vengeance||Christoffer Boe||DK||749000|
|2||The Way to Mandalay||Ole Bornedal||DK||399000|
|3||A Fortunate Man||Bille August||DK||387000|
|4||The Incredibles 2||Brad Bird||US||367000|
|5||Avengers: Infinity War||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo||US||349000|
|6||Bohemian Rhapsody||Bryan Singer||GB||337000|
|7||Coco||Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina||US||335000|
|8||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again||Ol Parker||US||332000|
|9||Checkered Ninja||Anders Matthesen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen||DK||322000|
|10||That Time of Year||Paprika Steen||DK||320000|
The Purity Of Vengeance (Journal 64), the fourth film based on the Department Q series of books by Jussi Adler-Olsen, has smashed box office records to become the highest grossing Danish film of all time by taking the mantle from the previous Department Q film and now all four instalments in the franchise sit in the top five.
The Purity Of Vengeance marks an end to Zentropa’s involvement with the franchise, but Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q books will continue to be adapted as Nordisk Film takes over the rights for up to six more films, although a change in cast seems likely.
CEO of the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, said: “The playing field for Danish films in the years to come has been laid out in the new Film Agreement, which sets the framework for public funding in the 2019-2023 period. With a stable financial framework of about DKK 560m annually, the Film Agreement proves that there continues to be wide political support for developing Danish cinema.”
“We can look forward to less red tape in the funding system, while the Agreement also strengthens Denmark’s two regional film funds, ensuring the inclusion of stories from all over the country. The Danish Film Institute in the coming years will concentrate on strengthening the cultural significance of Danish films to audiences (and) inspiring an even greater diversity of voices and stories in Danish film.”