DOMESTIC FILMS CURRENTLY STRONG IN FINLAND

The results of the weekend`s admissions make it clear that the domestic film is growing stronger at the box office; 63,7 % of the TOP 20 admissions were for the domestic films. The most popular film was Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy by Mari Rantasila. On its second weekend it attracted 35.422 moviegoers to the theatres. The film is distributed by Nordisk Film on 90 screens. It looks like the third Ricky Rapper flick may even pass its predecessors in its popularity. Excellent performances and spectacular music make Finnish families flock to the theatres – the film has now 109.898 admissions in its 1,5 week run.

This weekend`s premiere Once Upon a Time in the North, which is written and directed by J-P Siili and produced by Yellow Film&TV got 27.222 admissions on its opening weekend. The film is starred by Mikko Leppilampi, Lauri Tilkanen, Pamela Tola, Esko Salminen, Lena Meriläinen and Aku Hirviniemi. Once Upon a Time in the North is distributed by Finnkino on 89 screens.

Number three this weekend was Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was seen by 13.928 moviegoers. Co-starred by Samuli Edelmann the film is distributed by Finnkino/Paramount and has been seen by a total of 106.601 spectators.

Written and directed by Aku Louhimies Naked Harbour holds steady. On its third weekend it sold 9.566 tickets adding up to the total of 54.060 admissions. Naked Harbour is distributed by Disney on 40 screens.

Number five this week was Puss in Boots 3D, which got 8.350 admissions. Finnkino/Paramount distributed the film on 84 screens. Now on its fourth week the film has a total of 110.254 admissions.

The Storage directed by Taru Mäkelä and produced by Kinosto continues its success: on its eight weekend the film was seen by 5.081 and it has now been seen by a total of 170.000 moviegoers. The comedy, based on the novel by Arto Salminen, is distributed by Nordisk Film on 28 screens.

Meryl Streep starring, multiple award-winning The Iron Lady has become a favourite among the adult audiences here in Finland as well. Now on its fourth weekend the film got 4.673 admissions, adding up to the total of 52.504. Scanbox distributed this biopic about the life of Britain`s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 39 screens.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which premiered this weekend, sold 3.412 tickets making it number eight on the chart. The film is distributed by FS Film / Warner on 27 screens.

The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne and starred by George Clooney, was the ninth most popular film in Finland this weekend. It was seen by 3.274 viewers. The film, which has been nominated for five Oscars, is distributed by FS Film/Fox on 20 screens.

Hugo 3 D by Martin Scorsese was number ten on the admissions chart and was seen by 2.578 viewers this weekend. With this film Scorsese now joins the ranks of Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog as pioneers who truly are exploring the opportunities of 3D in filmmaking.

Love and Other Troubles by Samuli Valkama was number 15 with its 1.360 admissions. The film, produced by Bronson Club and distributed by Nordisk Film on 20 screens, has now a total of 26.082 admissions.

Directed by Anders Engström and produced by Solar Films, Vares – The Path of the Righteous Men was number 17 on the chart with 675 admissions. The film has been seen by 93.912 moviegoers in its seven-week run.

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