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Scandinavian Cinema: Vital Statistics

Chart-toppers – U.S. and domestic - and national film market shares

Every country in Scandinavia is its own distinct territory. In a brief key point summary, Variety relays a low-down on high-points in last year’s markets. Two things are common to all four countries in Scandinavia, however: “Hobbit” fans and their domestic productions punching impressive 23%-30% market shares. Many other parts of Europe look on with admiration.

NORWAY

TOP GROSSING FOREIGN FILM: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Warner Bros., $10.7 million, U.S.

TOP GROSSING LOCAL FILM: “Solan og Ludvig,” Nordisk, $11.8 million, Norway

NATIONAL FILM MARKET SHARE: 22.7%

FINLAND

TOP GROSSING FOREIGN FILM: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” SF FIlm, $6.3 million, U.S.

TOP GROSSING LOCAL FILM: “21 Ways To Ruin A Marriage,” Nordisk, $5 million, Finland

NATIONAL FILM MARKET SHARE: 23%

SWEDEN

TOP GROSSING FOREIGN FILM:”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Svensk, $19 million, U.S.

TOP GROSSING LOCAL FILM: “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared,” Disney, $14.2 million, Sweden

NATIONAL FILM MARKET SHARE: An estimated 25%

DENMARK

TOP GROSSING FOREIGN FILM:”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,”  Filmcompagniet, $11.5 million, U.S.

TOP GROSSING LOCAL FILM:”The Keeper of Lost Causes,” Nordisk, $10.6 million, Denmark

NATIONAL FILM MARKET SHARE: 30%

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