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Finland posts record box office in 2017

Nine million tickets sold for more than €100m.

Source: Beta Cinema

Unknown Soldier

According to preliminary data from the Finnish Film Foundation, Finnish cinemas sold more than nine million tickets in 2017; the first time the nine million mark has been broken since 1983.

The nine million visitors brought in a record-breaking €100m in ticket sales. Cinema admissions increased around 3.4% from the previous year and the total box office grew by nearly 9%.

Domestic films sold a total of 2.4m tickets in Finland in 2017 giving them a market share of around 27% of all admissions. Finnish films have now crossed the two million domestic admissions mark for the past six years in a row. 2017 is also the fourth year in which the domestic market share of admissions has been over 25%.

The most popular film of 2017 in Finnish cinemas was Aku Louhimies’s Unknown Soldier which has posted an enormous 920,000 admissions so far. For comparison, the second most popular

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