Recovery of Dutch box office continues after the satisfying 2006 numbers. Total gross increased with 8.3% to $96.5m (Euros 70.7m) in this year's first six months, compared to $89.1m (Euros 65.3m) in 2006.

Dutch admissions climbed with 6.6% to 10.4m sold tickets in the first six months. In 2006, only 9.75m were sold during that period.

The territory's top-grossing titles in the first half of 2007 are Buena Vista 's Pirates of the Caribbean 3 , Universal's Mr Bean's Holiday , Sony Pictures's Spider-Man 3 and DreamWorks' Shrek the Third .

The share of Dutch productions was 5.2%, mostly delivered by children's film Ernst & Bobby . Low percentage was caused by the absolute lack of Dutch features. Change is expected in this year's second half. Among the much awaited Dutch titles are Zoop in South-America by Johan Nijenhuis, Bontekoe's Shipboys by Steven de Jong, Winky's Horse II by Mischa Kamp, and Love is All by Joram Lursen.