Local productions dominated the Swedish box office over the last week (ending February 22) with indigenous titles filling four of the top five positions in the territory, although the chart was topped by BVI's The Emperor's New Groove.
Opener Festival, a coming-of-age drama about a girl visiting her first pop festival, grossed $407,674 (SKR 4,072,663) on 53 screens, landing the second place behind the Disney offering. Meanwhile drama Hans Och Hennes (literal translation: His and Hers) continued to show strength in its second week taking the third position with a gross of $391,120 (SKR 3,907,289) from 72 screens.
Distributor Sonet, which also distributes Hans Och Hennes, has seen great domestic success with its film Jalla! Jalla! The film, which screening at the AFM (American Film Market) under international sales company Trust Film Sales, took $361,456 (SKR 3,610,945) in its ninth week on release. Written and directed by Josef Fares the comedy has achieved a total gross of $3,904,081 so far, which is sure to make it one of the top 10 highest grossing films this year in Sweden as it shows no immediate signs of subsiding.
Rounding out the chart is children's local favourite Eva & Adam, still clinging to fifth place despite having to cope with reduced ticket prizes. Eva & Adam has grossed $1,754,244 after 5 weeks on release.
The biggest disappointment for the Swedes, however, was the opening of Jan Troell's new feature As White As Snow starring local tabloid favourite Amanda Ooms as Sweden's first female pilot Elsa Andersson. The film entered the box office in 11th place with a gross of $83,941 from 20 screens. Other Swedish titles among the top 20 include drama-comedy Family Secrets, which grossed $41,988 from 18 screens in its fourth week and another sequel in the notorious Jonsson-Gang series, now in its ninth week, which took $46,821 from 87 screens.