Denmark Box Office 2021

1No Time To DieCary FukunagaGB1034000
2Checkered Ninja 2Anders Matthesen, Thorbjørn ChristoffersenDK910000
3Margrete – Queen of the NorthCharlotte SielingDK364000
4The PactBille AugustDK240000
5DuneDenis VilleneuveUS232000
6The Shadow in My EyeOle BornedalDK222000
7The Marco EffectMartin ZandvlietDK217000
8Fast & Furious 9Justin LinUS175000
9Paw Patrol – The MovieCal BrunkerUS157000
10Spider-Man – No Way HomeJon WattsUS153000

Whilst 2021 marked yet another year affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Danish feature films sold an impressive 2.8 million tickets at the box office, on a par with a normal year even though cinemas were closed from January to May and again at the end of the year.

Fourteen domestic films were released in 2021, and nine of these secured a place in the top twenty with animated feature Checkered Ninja 2 a relatively close second to James Bond blockbuster No Time To Die. Meanwhile, the best of the rest was Charlotte Sieling’s epic period drama Margrete – Queen of the North, which stars Trine Dyrholm as the monarch who united Denmark, Norway and Sweden in peaceful union.

CEO of the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, said: “As the numbers show, the big-screen experience remains a favourite Danish cultural pastime. Fortunately, the industry was able to keep production going
during the pandemic, resulting in a varied range of Danish films to vie with the international blockbusters.”

“Danish films also produced encouraging figures in another key area: in 2021, for the first time ever, as many female as male directors received funding for features under the Commissioner Scheme… We are delighted to see that the film industry has reached a major and crucially necessary milestone in gender balance.”