2015 a record year at the movies

Two heritage franchises put patrons in the seats

Ticket sales at the nation’s cinemas last year were the second highest since 1982.

The latest film in the James Bond series, ‘Spectre’, and the reboot of the Star Wars franchise, ‘The Force Awakens’, had customers flocking to their local movie house. While ‘Klovn Forever’ was by far the most popular Danish language film in 2015.

A total of 14,175,525 tickets were sold last year – an increase of 14.9 percent compared to 2014, and the second best year since 1982.

Foreign films lead the pack
Statistics from film groups Danske Biografer and Foreningen af Filmudlejere i Danmark show that while the Danish film industry had a good year, American films brought in the  most customers.

Along with Daniel Craig’s latest turn as James Bond and Star Wars there were five other US films on last year’s top ten list.