Tag Archives: Sweden

First sewage plant underground

The Henriksdal plant in Stockholm, Sweden was the world’s first major waste-water plant to be built underground. It was built between 1941 and 1971, and involved the excavation of nearly 1 million m³ (35,300,000 ft³) of rock. It is now being enlarged, with the extension due for completion in 1997.

Highest box office film gross for a Swedish film

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010) has so far taken $10.1 million (£6.4 million) at the US box office and $104 million (£65.6 million) worldwide. The three Girl With…films, all released in 2010, have so far grossed over $210 million (£132.5 million) internationally – a figure set to grow, as they are all still on release.