Industries & Festivals — January 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm

2012 Box office in Denmark totals highest since 1982

denmarkStrong performances by The Hobbit, Skyfall and domestic productions generated more than 14 million admissions in Denmark in 2012, Screen Daily reported.

The year ended with a boost from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which was released on Dec 12 and sold 423,000 tickets in 16 days.

It helped Danish cinemas total 14.2 million admissions for the year – the country’s highest figures since 1982.

James Bond’s latest mission, Skyfall, also contributed to the record figure.

In total, the 21 Danish productions released in 2012 drew 3.9 million cinema-goers and approximately 27 percent of the market (as in 2011).

It was also “another good year for Danish films on the international scene,” according to the Danish Film Institute, which listed a harvest of 82 prizes from 272 festival participations.

According to Box Office Mojo, Skyfall grossed $14 million, with The Dark Knight Rises coming up second with $9.5 million.

In total, the first 10 movies of Denmark’s box office grossed some $69.6 million.

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