RICKY RAPPER AND COOL WENDY HAS A RECORD OPENING WEEKEND

Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy got 54 497 admissions on its opening weekend, making it the third best opening weekend for a domestic film ever, ahead of it only Matti and Bad Boys. Finnish film is doing extremely well overall at the box office. TOP 20 has a total of eight domestic films, four of them in TOP 10 and two of them in TOP 3. Domestic films have a 56,7% share of admissions and 54,3% share of the box office.

Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy is the third film based on the popular children’s book series by Sinikka and Tiina Nopola. Like its predecessors the film is directed by Mari Rantasila and produced by Kinotar Oy. The new child stars Lauri Karo, Venni Uotila and Olivia Ainalin are joined by favorites from the last films such as Ulla Tapaninen and Juha Muje. The whopping 54.497 admissions were achieved by being distributed by Nordisk Film to the 90 screens. If you count the moviegoers who saw the film in advance, it now has a total of 56.558 admissions.

Starting now on its second weekend Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol fell to the second place with 23.848 admissions, adding up to the 80.491 admissions. Naked Harbour by Aku Louhimies stayed on the third place with 13.329 admissions. The film drew more admissions now on its second weekend on 44 screens. This episodic film has now attracted 36.450 moviegoers to the theatres.

Puss in the Boots was the weekend’s fourth most seen film. Following close to Naked Harbour’s heels this animated family film was seen by 13.110 spectators and has now 97.879 admissions in total. Third domestic film in TOP 10 is The Storage by Taru Mäkelä on fifth place with 6.763 admissions. The Storage has now 161.358 admissions in total. The Iron Lady was seen by 5.438 moviegoers and was sixth on the admissions chart. It now has a total of 42.508 admissions.

Of the foreign premieres Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D went to the highest position, number seven with its 5.154 admissions. This 3D re-issue of the first film in the Star Wars saga started on 64 screens with FS Film as a distributor. Falling to number eight The Descendants was seen by 3.744 moviegoers. It has now been seen by a total of 12.275 spectators.

The fourth domestic film was Love and Other Troubles directed by Samuli Valkama. The film is now number nine with 2.751 new admissions and a total of 22.702 admissions. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was number ten. It sold 2.385 tickets this weekend and has now been seen by a total of 137.862 moviegoers.

Numbers 11 to 13 on the admissions chart are taken by this weekend’s other premieres. Drama-comedy Carnage by Roman Polanski was number 11 with 2.212 admissions. Starred by Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster, both of who earned Golden Globe nominations for their performances, the film is distributed in Finland by Future Film on 14 screens. Number 12 was the major effort from Sweden Hamilton – I nationens intresse with 1.829 admissions. Directed by Katherine Windfeld the first part of the thriller trilogy is distributed by Walt Disney Studios on 13 screens. Man on a Ledge, a thriller directed by Asger Leth and situated in New York got 1.617 admissions and was 13th on the admissions chart. The film is distributed by Nordisk Film on 10 screens.

Top 20 holds a further four domestic films. Vares – The Path of The Righteous Men had 1.257 admissions and was 14th on the admissions chart. The film has now been seen by a total of 92.481 moviegoers. Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki had 544 admissions and was 16th on the chart. Now on its 23rd week the film has a total of 125.384 admissions. Directed by JP Siili Once Upon a Time in the North was seen, alr

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