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BOX OFFICE Switzerland

Domestic titles take 9.62% market share in 2006

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Domestic titles take 9.62% market share in 2006

Good box office figures for Grounding [+see also:
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(378,381 admissions), Late Bloomers [+see also:
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(374,749 in 2006 and over 500,000 to date), Handyman [+see also:
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(207,885) and Vitus [+see also:
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(218,000 to date, 197,541 of which last year, see Focus) allowed Swiss films to reach a respectable market share of 9.62% in 2006.

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Such positive results show that Swiss features are in good health in a country better known for its documentaries. One documentary came in at eighth place.

According to the annual statistics of Procinema, the Swiss association of exhibitors and distributors, local productions were the second most seen titles, behind the US (59.38% compared to 58.67% in 2005) and ahead of France (8.7% compared to 8.46% in 2005), the UK (8.51% compared to 11.1% in 2005) and Germany (5.98% compared to 6.25% in 2005).

English-language films dominated (71.89%), followed by French (9.41%), Swiss German (7.99%) and German (3.74%).

Admissions rose by 9.22% with 16.8m filmgoers overall, while the Swiss box office number one Ice Age: The Meltdown garnered over 1m admissions.

(Translated from French)

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