Magazine article Screen International

Box Office Analysis 2015: Nordic Region

Magazine article Screen International

Box Office Analysis 2015: Nordic Region

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DENMARK

In Denmark, Nordisk's hotly anticipated sequel Klown Forever is the top local film of the year as of November 2015, beaten only by blockbusters Spectre, released by Svensk, and Jurassic World, released by Universal.

The raunchy comedy, starring Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen, was again directed by Mikkel Norgaard. As of November 15, the comedy had grossed $6.8m.

The original went on to gross a whopping $12m following its December 2010 launch. Based on a popular Danish TV series that finished in 2008, the Klown films follow the antics of two thirty-something best friends.

Another local comedy, even more absurd in style - Anders Thomas Jensen's Men & Chicken, released by Disney - is performing strongly with a gross of $4.5m to date.

Also just cracking into the top 10 is family adventure My Sister's Kids And The Gold Diggers (Min Sosters Born Og Guldgraverne).

One local disappointment this year has been Susanne Bier's A Second Chance, which managed only $2m compared to nearly $5m for her foreign Oscar winner In A Better World.

FINLAND

In Finland, Taneli Mustonen's school reunion comedy Luokkakokous has landed at number two in the charts to date with a gross of $5m, only behind Spectre and ahead of Minions.

A healthy four more Finnish titles were in the top 10: Lapland Odyssey 2, children's film Risto Räppääjä Ja Sevillan Saituri (the latest in the Ricky Rapper franchise), Antti Jokinen's period romance The Midwife (Kätilö) and family film Onnelin Ja Annelin Talvi. …

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