Local Danish product is continuing to fend off Hollywood competition, as Tomas Villum Jensen's family film My Sister's Kids In The Snow easily outperformed competitive release The Sum Of All Fears.

At this rate, the boost given to local ticket sales from home-grown films looks set to achieve an end-of-year admissions total in excess of 13 million - the highest figure since 1983.

After just nine months it is already clear that an excellent year at the box office is on the way - so far there have been 9m admissions in the country of which 2.3m were for local product.

Over the weekend, My Sister's Kids In The Snow left blockbuster The Sum Of All Fears standing, with an impressive gross of $328,334 from 84 prints compared to Fears' $133,435 from 50 prints.

Jensen's film received fair reviews as old-fashioned family entertainment and is a follow-up to last year's My Sister's Kids, which scooped 400,000 admissions. Both were produced by Lars Kolvig and Michael Obel's Moonlight Filmproduction and released by Sandrew Metronome.

Obel was also behind the successful Old Men In New Cars, which sold 340,000 tickets this summer. The new Sister's Kids well-timed release, ahead of local school holidays, confirms the trend set by other recent local titles like Susanne Bier's Open Hearts, which for the first time has moved from the number one spot since its release six weeks ago.

During that time neither Signs, xXx, The Bourne Identity or Stuart Little 2 have been able to displace the Dogme-hit, which is closing in on 400,000 admissions.