Domestic films had a market share of 23.7% in cinemas last year

Although cinema-going dropped somewhat from 2017, the 8 million mark was reached for a fourth consecutive year. The domestic market share (23.7%) is still one of the highest in Europe.

There were 41 domestic premieres out of which 10 were documentaries and three international minority co-productions. All in all, over 90 Finnish films were screened in Finnish cinemas in 2018.

Happier Times, Grump, the first sequel to the popular drama The Grump (2014) was the highest grossing domestic film and came second in the overall statistics (after Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), with close to 350,000 admissions. The film is directed by Tiina Lymi.

Five Finnish films went over 100,000 admissions, and altogether 25 got over 10,000 admissions. In the domestic films TOP 10, four films, including the number one, were directed by women and six by men.

The domestic documentary film with the most admissions was Saaga S – satu suomenhevosesta, about a Finnish racehorse, directed by Kai Kuntola. Produced without The Finnish Film Foundation’s support, the film reached over 5000 admissions. Altogether Finnish documentaries got over 16,000 admissions in cinemas.

TOP 15 domestic films

Film  Admissions 2018  Premiere Director Distributor
1 Happier Times, Grump 347 429 24.8.2018 Tiina Lymi Nordisk Film Finland
2 Land of Hope 191 510 26.10.2018 Markku Pölönen Nordisk Film Finland
3 Olavi Virta 150 125 5.10.2018 Timo Koivusalo Disney FI
4 Super Furball 147 286 26.1.2018 Joona Tena SF Film Finland
5 My Brothers Keeper 121 757 31.1.2018 Jukka-Pekka Siili SF Film Finland
6 The Unknown Soldier 98 757 27.10.2017 Aku Louhimies SF Film Finland
7 Storage 2 95 317 16.2.2018 Taru Mäkelä Nordisk Film Finland
8 Winning Ticket 74 635 12.1.2018 Lenka Hellstedt Nordisk Film Finland
9 Jill, Joy and the Sleeping Clock 67 504 25.12.2017 Saara Cantell Nordisk Film Finland
10 The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen 67 345 26.12.2018 Teppo Airaksinen SF Film Finland
11 Stupid Young Heart 65 276 12.10.2018 Selma Vilhunen Nordisk Film Finland
12 Laugh or Die 58 304 16.3.2018 Heikki Kujanpää Nordisk Film Finland
13 Swingers 57 079 30.11.2018 Pamela Tola SF Film Finland
14 Ailo: Une odyssée en Laponie 49 674 21.12.2018 Guillaume Maidatchevsky Nordisk Film Finland
15 Hayflower, Quiltshoe and the Rubens Brothers 38 179 24.11.2017 Anna Dahlman SF Film Finland

TOP 15 all films

Film Admissions Premiere Director Production countries Distributor
1 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 371 503   20.7.2018 Ol Parker GB / US Finnkino FI
2 Happier Times, Grump  347 429   24.8.2018 Tiina Lymi FI Nordisk Film Finland
3 Bohemian Rhapsody 299 906   2.11.2018 Bryan Singer GB / US Nordisk Film Finland
4 Avengers: Infinity War 234 354   25.4.2018 Anthony Russo, Joe Russo US Disney FI
5 BlacKkKlansman 225 554   10.8.2018 Spike Lee US Finnkino FI
6 Incredibles 2 225 421   31.8.2018 Brad Bird US Disney FI
7 Deadpool 2 200 140   16.5.2018 David Leitch US Nordisk Film Finland
8 Land of Hope 191 510   26.10.2018 Markku Pölönen FI Nordisk Film Finland
9 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 169 174   14.11.2018 David Yates GB / US SF Film Finland
10 Johnny English Strikes Again 162 449   28.9.2018 David Kerr GB / FR / US Finnkino FI
11 Black Panther 151 480   16.2.2018 Ryan Coogler US Disney FI
12 Olavi Virta 150 125   5.10.2018 Timo Koivusalo FI Disney FI
13 Super Furball 147 286   26.1.2018 Joona Tena FI SF Film Finland
14 Solo: A Star Wars Story 146 565   23.5.2018 Ron Howard US Disney FI
15 Hotel Transylvania 3 144 625   13.7.2018 Genndy Tartakovsky US Disney FI
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