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Screenline: European box office on the rise


Screenline, the German company that analyses the film industry, has released the worldwide box office results for the first quarter of 2006. With respect to the same period in 2005, the North American box office is relatively stable (-.07%), while it is on the rise for a number of European countries.

France is surprising, with an increase of 21.4%, Germany rose 6.2% and Finland, 37.8%. Box office results also increased for Belgium (+12.2%) and Norway (+2.9%). The countries that, however, registered a decrease with respect to 2005 are the UK (-3.4%), Holland (-11.1%), Spain (-8.8%) and Sweden (-5.2%).

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According to Screenline, Italy has experienced a slight drop of 1.1%. Domestic films, however, are recovering, thanks to three Italian titles that have been among the top grossing films of 2006: My Best Enemy by Carlo Verdone, Notte prima degli esami and Ti amo in tutte le lingue del mondo.

(Translated from Italian)

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