Cannes hit was number one at the Danish box office with a three-day gross of $287,936 on 56 screens.
Janus Metz’s documentary Armadillo, which won the Critics’ Week Grand Prix in Cannes, has opened at the top of the Danish box office for distributor Nordisk.
The film was number one at the Danish box office with a three-day gross of $287,936 on 56 screens, for a per-screen average of $5,142. It pushed Robin Hood to second place with a weekend gross of $171,019 and Prince of Persia to third on $168,537.
The film is about two young Danish soldiers in Afghanistan. Its screenings in Cannes caused a stir on the Croisette and at home, leading to an official inquiry of the scenes in the film, and a media storm about the role of Danish troops abroad.
Because of the buzz surrounding the film from Cannes, the local release was brought forward by six weeks to May 27.
Ronnie Fridthjof and Sara Stockmann produced for Fridthjof Film with support from The Danish Film Institute and TV2/Denmark. TrustNordisk handles international sales.