|1||Another Round||Thomas Vinterberg||DK||785000|
|2||Riders Of Justice||Anders Thomas Jensen||DK||448000|
|3||Klovn the Final||Mikkel Nørgaard||DK||425000|
|4||Into the Darkness||Anders Refn||DK||363000|
|5||Father of Four and the Vikings||Martin Miehe-Renard||DK||300000|
|6||Frozen 2||Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee||US||300000|
|8||The Good Traitor||Christina Rosendahl||DK||193000|
|10||Bad Boys for Life||Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah||US||179000|
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.”