The Netherlands may haveseen year-on-year box office fall in line with much of Europe but local titlessaw an admissions gain.
The territory as a wholewitnessed box office fall 12.7% from $187.1m (Euro 154.1m) in 20004 to $163.4m(Euro 134.5m) in 2005. Admissions slipped 11.2% from 23 million to 20.5million.
The year was a good one forlocal films, however. Four local titles made the top 20 of the year, lead byIndependent Films' Het Schnitzelparadijs.The 39 local titles released sold 2.78 million tickets, up from 2004's 2.12million. This provided a local market share of 13.56%, 4.36% up from 9.2% in2004.
Independent Films releasedthe top three local titles (the others being De Kameleon 2 and Zoop In Afrika)finishing, appropriately, as the top independent distributor of the year with a12.43% market share. That put them third for the year after UIP (22.24%) andWarner Bros (19.34%).
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Top 20 Films - Netherlands2005
Title (Distributor) Total Adms Total BO
1 Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire(Warner Bros) 1.015m $9.2m
3 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (WarnerBros) 0.67m $5.2m
4 War Of The Worlds (UIP) 0.69m $5.2m
5 Star Wars: Episode
6 Mr And Mrs Smith (20th Fox) 0.53m $4.55m
7 Hitch (SPRI) 0.45m $3.8m
8 Meet The Fockers(UIP) 0.38m $3.4m
9 Ocean's Twelve (Warner Bros) 0.34m $3.1m*
10 The SpongeBob SquarePantsMovie (UIP) 0.42m $3.04m
11 Het Schnitzelparadijs (Independent Films)0.36m $3.04m
12 Kingdom Of Heaven (20th Fox) 0.33m $2.86m
13 De Kameleon 2 (Independent Films) 0.42m$2.8m
14 Zoop In Afrika(Independent Films) 0.39m $2.76m
15 Het Paard Van Sinterklaas(Warner Bros) 0.35m $2.54m
16 King Kong (UIP) 0.25m $2.53m
17 National Treasure (BVI) 0.29m $2.5m
18 Flightplan (BVI) 0.26m $2.3m
19 The Pacifier (BVI) 0.27m $2.16m
20 The Incredibles (BVI) 0.28m $2.1m