Icelandic feature 101 Reykjavik, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, made an impressive entry into the Norwegian box office in fifth place. The film, distributed by SEG, grossed $49,154 from eight screens during its first week on release, easily beating fellow opener Urban Legends: Final Cut, distributed by ECT, which made $33,423 from 15 screens during the same period. 101 Reykjavik maintained its strong position in the Norwegian box office over the weekend of Nov 24-26, by grossing $29,369, bringing its total gross to $75,736.
The comedy about a thirtysomething mummy's boy and his party adventures in the Icelandic capital has so far been sold to more than 20 territories, including the UK (Metrodome), France (Sagitaire), Greece (Arthouse) and Russia (Intercinema). The film still has sturdy legs in Iceland after 26 weeks. Distributed by 101 ehf in Iceland, 101 Reykjavik is expected to become one of the 10 highest-grossing films in the country in 2000. It currently has a total gross of $305,741, more than Gladiator's $256,883, but not as much as two of its domestic competitors. The Kormakur-starrer Angels Of The Universe had a total gross of $940,813, while low-budget production The Icelandic Dream took $385,949. Last weekend saw the opening of another domestic competitor, Plan B, which grossed $8,631 on four screens from Nov 24-26.