In Denmark, Bille August’s period film A Fortunate Man (Lykke Per) adapted from Henrik Pontoppidan’s classic novel Lykke Per, is enjoying a strong run on domestic screens, with 316,208 total admissions after 5 weeks on screens through Nordisk Film.

After 4 weeks at number 1, the film was pushed down to number 2 last weekend by Disney’s The Incredibles 2 but still holds the best admission per screen average (227).

Björn Runge’s English language film The Wife for which Glenn Glose is strongly tipped to get an Oscar nomination, opened last weekend at number 3 via SF Studios, selling 21,767 tickets from 114 screens. At number 4, the family franchise Iqbal & the Jewel of India by Oliver Zahle released by SF Studios, kept a strong hold of its audience in its second weekend and sold an extra 14,734 tickets to reach 42,609 total admissions.

The comedy Ditte & Louise by Niclas Bendixen, spin off of the popular TV series with Ditte Hansen and Louise Mieritz, dropped slightly from number 4 to 6 last weekend. So far 60,270 fans of the TV show have watched the silver screen version.

The Swedish Oscar-entry Border opened at number 10 for Camera Film, selling 5,133 tickets from 19 screens, making it the second-best admission per screen of the weekend. Ali Abbasi’s film is the top Danish critics pick, with 6 stars in Politiken and 5 in Berlingske, Jullands-Posten and Information. Camera Film’s documentary Heartbound by Janus Metz attracted 4,045 cinemagoers after two weeks on screens.

In Finland the UK comedy Johnny English Strikes Again opened at number 1 for Finnkino/Universal last weekend and pushed the local comedy Happier Times-Grump from its top position to number 2 in its sixth week. Tiina Lymi’s sequel to Dome Karukoski’s 2014 hit The Grump has sold 255,390 tickets so far and should continue to climb as the film dropped only by 24% in its 6th week.

Three Swedish films found a space in the top 20: Becoming Astrid released by Nordisk Film has sold 13,075 tickets after three weeks, the family franchise Jerry Maya’s Detective Agency-The First Mystery 30,603 tickets after 8 weeks. Meanwhile the supernatural drama Border, released by Future Film, failed to make a mark at the Finnish B.O, selling only 893 tickets from 36 screens in its opening weekend.

In Iceland Baldvin Z’s drama Let Me Fall is still number 2 after four weeks and should dominate the end of year results for local fare. The film has sold 39,992 tickets so far for Sena. The distributor’s other strong local film: Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson has sold 18,132 tickets.

In Norway local films are driving admissions, as they accounted for more than half of the 1.3 million admissions in September according to Film & Kino. Last weekend the third instalment in the Louis & Luca trilogy Louis & Luca, Mission to the Moon by Rasmus A. Sivertsen, stayed at number 1 in its second weekend in a row, after chartering the second best opening of the year for a local film. The stop-motion animated film has sold 196,373 tickets via Nordisk Film.

After Johnny English Strikes Again, the Norwegian disaster film The Quake, sequel to The Wave, kept its 3rd place at the Top 10, after 5 weeks on screens. John Andreas Andersen’s film released by Nordisk Film has sold 517,949 tickets so far, making it the second biggest film of 2018 after Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again. Nordisk Film plans to release the film in Finnish cinemas on November 9 and at a later date in Sweden, but it will go straight to home entertainment in Denmark.

The Norwegian dance film Battle starring Skam actress Lisa Teige, opened at number 5 for Nordisk Film, selling 13,047 tickets from 134 screens. Another new Norwegian entry, the documentary The Men’s Choir opened at number 9 for Norsk Filmdistribusjon, with 4,181 admissions from 61 screens.

In Sweden Becoming Astrid was the only local film at the Top 10 last weekend. Pernille Fischer Christensen´s biopic on Astrid Lindgren starring Alba August has attracted 101,431 Swedes after 3 weeks. Nordisk Film’s Head of local acquisitions Rasmus Krogh said he is satisfied with the film’s results at home and expects it to have strong legs. Becoming Astrid’s Danish and Norwegian releases are planned for early 2019.

Ali Abbasi’s Border came in at number 13 last weekend after 5 weeks on screens. The TriArt release has sold 52,633 tickets so far. Meanwhile Ted Kjelsson’s sci-fi for kids Alone in Space released by Fox/Nordisk Film lost half of its audience in its second week. Total admissions are 10,745 so far.

Sources: FAFID, Danish Film Institute, FRÍSK, Filmikamari, Norske Filmbyråers Forening,, Filmägarnas Kontrollbyrå.