The Swedish Film Institute collects statistics relating to the Swedish film industry in order to keep up to date with developments. The information is used as a basis for decision-making and follow-ups of earlier decisions made by the Film Institute itself, external companies, organisations and authorities. The information is also of interest to the media and to members of the general public interested in film.
Here at the Film Institute the statistics are primarily used for internal decisions relating to the funding granted to the film industry. This includes production funding, distribution funding and screening funding for cinemas. [länk för att läsa mer om stöden uppe till höger].
We also use this statistical data when invoicing the ten per cent levy that cinema owners pay in accordance with the Swedish Film Agreement. [länk till Filmavtalet uppe till höger].
Via this website we provide statistics in the form of searchable cinema box office figures together with analysis and explanatory texts.
The Film Institute's cinema statistics are based on information from all the cinemas in Sweden that provide public screenings [länk till förklaringen av public screenings i frågor och svar]. The statistics cover the period 200501-200712. Eventually, as more statistics become available, this time period will be extended.
The cinema statistics are presented with the aid of QlikView, a powerful program that facilitates quick and detailed searches of large amounts of statistical data. This means that you can go beyond the statistics we present on the web page and find the specific information you require. QlikView is a dynamic application in which your previous choices help to shape the menus that appear.
The statistics appear on two different web pages: Top films list [internlänk] and Industry statistics [internlänk].
The first time you visit one of these pages you will see the cinema statistics for the most recent screening year. If you want to change the page content you can do so via six variables: screening year, screening month, county, title, distributor and production country.
Top films list
On this page you can find out how well films screened at Swedish cinemas have fared.
It's simple to create top lists for different years, months, counties, distributors and production countries, or a combination of these variables. For example, you can find out which Norwegian films were most popular in the county of Värmland in the 2005 screening year. You can also make a simple search using a specific title.
This page presents an overview of developments in the Swedish cinema industry.
Since Sweden's three largest cities account for 35-40 per cent of the country's total cinema admissions, we present special statistics for them.
When a single year might be especially good or bad compared to another, we always include data from the two previous years in the presentation. For cinemas which are levy-bound and those which are levy-exempt we also show the total admissions percentages that each cinema type accounts for.
Examples of searches you can make are the production countries whose films enjoyed the greatest box office success in various counties, or the parts of Sweden where Swedish films are most popular.
Note: For more information about using the Film Institute's cinema statistics, please see the "User guide"[internlänk].