Kids - Youth Films Score On Nordic Screens
Winter school holiday is on and Nordic kids have flocked into cinemas to see Walt Disney's Bolt last weekend. Nordic movies for small and older kids have also put their mark on local Top charts, such as Denmark's Karla & Katrine, Finland's Forbidden Fruit, Norway's Junior Olsen Gang and Sweden's Glowing Stars.
In its second weekend on 80 Danish screens, Charlotte Sachs Bostrup's Karla & Katrine has climbed from a fourth to second position in the Top Ten, pushing admission figures up to 106,466 for Nordisk Film. With her second film adaptation of Renée Toft Simonsen's Karla's stories, Bostrup should easily beat the 150,000 admissions for Karla's Game in 2007.
In Finland, Dome Karukoski's original and delicate portrayal of forbidden love in Forbidden Fruit, has made it straight to number two at the local Top Ten in its opening weekend. The Helsinki filmi production supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond was released by Sandrew Metronome on 48 screens for 17,978 admissions. Aleksi Mäkelä's Hellsinki has sold another 10,003 tickets from 59 screens in its sixth week. Total admissions are now at 208,970 for Nordisk Film.