Domestic record for The Purity of Vengeance!

The fourth and last Department Q-film is now the highest grossing domestic film in Danish cinemas ever.

 

Merely a month and a half has passed since the premiere of Zentropa’s irrevocable last Department Q-feature THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE, directed by Christoffer Boe. The film has performed historically well in the Danish cinemas, and today Zentropa and Nordisk Film Distribution announced that the film has set the record as the highest grossing domestic film in Danish cinemas to this date. Until last night the film has had a turnover of DKK 72.5 M, thereby surpassing the previous record holder –the second installment in Zentropa’s Department Q-quadrilogy, The Absent One – which reached a turnover of DKK 68.1 M.

 

The Purity of Vengeance among the most successful films in Danish cinemas ever

With a turnover of DKK 72.5 M The Purity of Vengeance is also among the most successful films in Danish cinemas ever, even including international blockbusters. The Purity of Vengeance is found in 11th place, only surpassed by blockbusters such as Avatar, Titanic, the The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and two James Bond titles.

 

Great joy at Zentropa

Zentropa is obviously very excited for the new record. Producer Louise Vesth, who has now produced the domestically top five grossing Danish films, says:

“It’s a wonderful record. We wanted to end the Department Q franchise on the top, and it’s fantastic that the film has been so well received by its audience, and has now secured a spot in the history of Danish cinema until this record will be beaten sometime in the future. The film will continue to run in cinemas well into 2019, so we’re not even done yet. We’re lucky to have talented scriptwriters, directors, and actors able to reach this level”.

 

As an additional note, The Purity of Vengeance has sold more than 730.384 tickets.

The Purity of Vengeance is expected continue playing in Danish cinemas until at least January 2019.

 

Top 10 grossing Danish films to this date:

  1. The Purity of Vengeance (2018): DKK 72.5 M
  2. The Absent One (2014): DKK 68.1 M
  3. Klown (2010): DKK 64.9 M
  4. A Conspiracy of Faith (2016): DKK 64.3 M
  5. The Keepers of Lost Causes(2012): DKK 59.01 M
  6. This Life (2012): DKK 57.2 M
  7. The Reunion 2 – The Funeral (2014): DKK 50.1 M
  8. The Reunion 3 (2016): DKK 47.6 M
  9. The Hunt (2013): DKK 46.68 M
  10. Klown Forever (2015): DKK 46.63 M

 

Top 11 grossing films in Danish cinemas to this date:

  1. Avatar (2009): DKK 129.2 M
  2. Spectre (2015): DKK 98.8 M
  3. Lord of the Rings 3 (2003): DKK 98.7 M
  4. Lord of the Rings (2001): DKK 95.7 M
  5. Titanic (1998): DKK 91.8 M
  6. The girl with the dragon tattoo (2009): DKK 88.1 M
  7. Lord of the Rings 2 (2002): DKK 88.1 M
  8. Skyfall (2012): DKK 86.7 M
  9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): DKK 81.9 M
  10. The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (2013): DKK 74.4 M
  11. The Purity of Vengeance (2018): DKK 72.5 M

 

The film is based on the fourth book in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s worldwide popular book-series about Department Q, with script by Bo Erhard Hansen (writer of The Art of Crying), Nikolaj Arcel (THE DARK TOWER, 2017; A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2011) and Mikkel Nørgaard (THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, 2013; THE ABSENT ONE, 2014). The film is directed by world-renowned director, Christoffer Boe whose first feature film, RECONSTRUCTION (2003), won the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2003.

Produced by ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS20 In co-production with ZENTROPA HAMBURG  ZENTROPA BERLIN In cooperation with TV 2 DENMARK  ZDF GERMAN TELEVISION NETWORK  ZDF ENTERPRISES  NFP  TV4 SWEDEN  TV 2 NORWAY In co-production with FILM I VÄST With support from the DANISH FILM INSTITUTE / MARKET SCHEME   DEUTSCHER FILMFÖRDERFONDS  FILMFÖRDERUNG HAMBURG SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN   NORDMEDIA – FILM- UND MEDIENGESELLSCHAFT NIEDERSACHSEN / BREMEN  FILMFYN Developed with support from THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME – MEDIA OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Distribution by NORDISK FILM DISTRIBUTION International sales by TRUSTNORDISK

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