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Cinemas Enjoy Ticket Sale Record

Cinemas in Reykjavík enjoyed a record season over the holidays, Fréttabladid reports. About 30,000 guests went to see a movie this Christmas which means over 35 million ISK (USD 280,000 / EUR 190,000) in ticket sales.

More than 11,000 movie goers saw the Icelandic movie Bjarnfredarson this Christmas, which is about the strange childhood of a looser guy called Georg and his two friends. The three friends are characters of a previous immensely popular TV series. The movie directed by Ragnar Bragason is firmly set to be the hit of the year and exceeded James Cameron’s 3D adventure Avatar in ticket sales over the holidays.

Cinema owners say they don’t remember such numbers. With this start <Bjarnfredarson could well exceed the most popular Icelandic movie in the last decade, which was Mýrin by director Balthasar Kormákur, based on Arnaldur Indridason’s novel Jar City, which attracted 83,000 Icelandic movie goers.

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