Denmark Box Office 2020

1Another RoundThomas VinterbergDK785000
2Riders Of JusticeAnders Thomas JensenDK448000
3Klovn the FinalMikkel NørgaardDK425000
4Into the DarknessAnders RefnDK363000
5Father of Four and the VikingsMartin Miehe-RenardDK300000
6Frozen 2Chris Buck, Jennifer LeeUS300000
7TenetChristopher NolanUS219000
8The Good TraitorChristina RosendahlDK193000
91917Sam MendesUS186000
10Bad Boys for LifeAdil El Arbi, Bilall FallahUS179000

Cinema closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that many international films were postponed or went straight to streaming meant that Overall admissions at Danish cinemas were down 44% in 2020, although Danish films accounted for 3.6 million tickets sold and represented 50% of all admissions.

Meanwhile, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round was not only the most successful domestic film of the year but also became the fourth Danish entry to win the Oscar for Best International Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, following Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast (1987), Bille August’s Pelle The Conqueror (1988) and Susanne Bier’s In A Better World (2010).

CEO of the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, said:” It’s hugely satisfying to see so many choosing to see Danish films at the cinema. This is a recognition of an industry that has the vision, talent and skill to create powerful and pertinent stories that bring pleasure to great numbers of people, particularly in a time of crisis.”

“We have been in a unique situation in Denmark. Cinemas were able to stay open in the autumn, and the industry has succeeded in bringing films to the big screen… On the whole, 2020 has been a good year for Danish film. There has been less competition from Hollywood, but it’s still impressive to see local films generating 3.6 million admissions.”