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Find facts about production, distribution and the cinema market in Denmark.

How are film funds prioritised? Which film made it to the top of the box office? How many cinemas are there in Denmark?

Find the latest key figures on production, distribution and the cinema market in Denmark. You can also find links to current box office numbers and information about previous years (right).

CINEMAS

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cinemas in Denmark  160 161 163 166 167 169
Multiplex cinemas (min. 6 screens)  20 21 23 25    
Cinema screens   421 433 444 458 470 478
Cinema seats (1,000) 58 60 61 63 63 62
Average ticket price excl. VAT (EUR) 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.6 9.7 9.6
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark.

PRODUCTION

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Feature films supported for production 23 23 21 22 20
Short and documentary films supported for production 31 31 22 25 28
Minor feature films supported for production 8 8 9 10 9
Minor short and documentary films supported for production 12 6 5 5 6
The average production budget for a Danish feature film EUR 2.1m EUR 2.9m EUR 3.3m EUR 2.5m EUR 4.1m
Average DFI-subsidy allocation to a Danish feature film 45% 41% 29% 37% 35 %
Source: DFI

BOXOFFICE

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
National feature film releases 25 26 26 26 26 23
National documentary film release 7 9 9 8 12 6
Total admissions in Denmark   12.2m 13.8m 13.0m  12.4m 13.0m 13.2m
Admissions for Danish films in Denmark   3.3m 4.1m 2.7m  2.5m  3.8m 3.5m
Tickets sold per capita in Denmark   2.2 2.4 2.3  2.1  2.2 2.3
National market share  27% 30% 21%  21% 29% 26%
US market share   59% 50% 62%  61%  58% 60%
European market share   12% 18% 15%  15% 12% 12%
Market share, other  1% 2% 2%  3% 2% 2%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Source: Distributors Organisation (FAFID) and Statistics Denmark.

TOP 10 / ALL FILMS 2019

 

TOP 10 / DANISH FILMS 2019

Title Release Tickets 2019 (1000s)   Title Release Tickets 2019 (1000s)
Avengers: Endgame 24.04.19 574   Hunting Season* 03.10.19 474
Joker* 03.10.19 516   Daniel* 29.08.19 473
The Lion King 17.07.19 512   Queen Of Hearts 28.03.19 333
Hunting Season* 03.10.19 474   Collision 31.10.19 247
Daniel* 29.08.19 473   Out of Tune 13.06.19 215
Frozen 2* 25.12.19 418   Before the Frost 10.01.19 209
Green Book 21.02.19 415   Monty and the Street Party 26.09.19 174
Queen Of Hearts 28.03.19 333   Mom Squad 07.02.19 173
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker* 18.12.19 325   The Shamer's Daughter II – The Serpent Gift 24.01.19 74
Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood* 15.08.19 324   Heavy Load 07.03.19 65
* Still in cinemas in 2020
Source: Danish Film Distributors Association (FAFID).