Another bumper year for Danish films

Murder and paedophilia were the biggest attractions at the box office last year

Danish films enjoyed bumper ticket sales at cinemas last year despite tough times in the international film industry.

While cinemas sold a total of 13.6 million tickets in 2013, a small 0.2 percent setback compared to 2012, 4.1 million were tickets to domestic films, according to the latest figures from the national film institute, DFI.

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It's the highest yield since 2008, when Danish films sold 4.2 million tickets, thanks in part to the success of the Second World War drama 'Flammen of Citronen' (Flame and Citron). 

Both highs and lows
The biggest hit at the Danish box office in 2013 was the adaptation of Jussi Adler Olsen's bestselling murder mystery novel 'Kvinden i Buret' ('The Keeper of lost causes') that sold 721,013 tickets. Just behind, Thomas Vinterberg's Oscar-nominated paedophilia drama 'Jagten' (The Hunt) sold 672,512.

Among the more disappointing ventures was oil industry conspiracy thriller 'Skytten' ('The Marksman'), which only managed to lure 45,675 movie-goers to the cinema.