11-12-2012

RECORD YEAR FOR DOMESTIC ADMISSIONS

In the first eleven months of 2012 Finnish Films have already got more admissions than in the whole year of 2010, when the latest domestic admissions record was made. There has already been 2 130 000 tickets sold to Finnish films when in 2010 there was a total of 2 075 000 domestic admissions.

All in all there has been 7,8 million admissions this year, making it likely that the total admissions figure will pass the 8 million mark for the first time in 30 years. The Finnish films account for the 27 percent of the total admissions.

The digitalization of the film distribution has contributed significantly to the growth in the cinema admissions. The digital copies, which are both cheaper to make and easier to transport, have increased the number of both the copies in circulation and the number of films released theatrically. The selection of films available in the theatres has diversified. Domestic documentaries can be seen as a good example of the kind of programming which has found its way to the movie theatres and is increasing its admissions steadily. There has been eight theatrically distributed documentaries this year and their total admissions figure is almost 90 000.

The most popular film in Finland this year has been the latest James Bond adventure Skyfall (554.881 admissions so far). The most popular domestic film is Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy by Mari Rantasila (over 309.000 admissions).

Last modified on 11-12-2012