In a year that will no doubt go down as the most profitable ever for Danish films in their home market, new films continue to impress at the box-office, with Friday's release of Niels Arden Oplev's black comedy Fukssvansen taking the top spot from Rush Hour 2 with 25,788 admissions from 46 prints.
The film, which was produced by feature debutante Sisse Garum Olsen for Zentropa Productions, stars popular actors Anders W. Berthelsen (Italian For Beginners) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Mona's World) as well as newcomer Martin Buch.
Another recent release was the acclaimed new Dogme-film from Ole Christian Madsen (Pizza King), Kira's Reason. Produced by Bo Ehrhardt for Nimbus Film, the film had it's world premiere in the Nordic selection at the recent Toronto film festival, and its local release has seen it holding up well in the national charts over the past two weeks.
Tomas Villum Jensen's famlily-oriented My Sister's Children, which after four weeks has amassed 339,803 admissions on a high 74 prints, is still comfortably outperforming Moulin Rouge and American Pie 2
Upcoming local releases with high expectations include Sami Saif's documentary Family (Nov 9) and Hella Joof's romantic comedy Shake It All About (En Kort En Lang), which opens on Nov 16.
Fukssvansen and Kira's Reason are sold internationally by Trust Film Sales.