Danes taste sweet success at b.o.

Local Danish movies on track for 30-year high

BERLIN -- Danish movies are on track for their best performance in more than 30 years.

Danish audiences bought 4.3 million tickets for local movies this year, according to estimates published Friday by the Danish film institute, the territory's best result since 1976.

Leading the way was "Flame & Citron," Ole Christian Madsen's epic on Danish World War II resistance fighters, which sold 668,000 tickets, beating up Hollywood competition to become the number one film of the year in the territory.

Total admissions are expected to jump about 10% this year, in large part due to the success of home-grown product, which accounted for a third of all tickets sold.