After a strong first three quarters of the year for local films (when Dutch films boasted a 13% market share on the way to a projected 14.5%), recent months have seen a series lacklustre performances from local titles such as Grimm and Kees De Jongen.

Last weekend did not buck this trend as Maarten Treurniet's drama De Passievrucht, based on the Dutch bestseller which sold over 300,000 copies, achieved only sixth position in the chart with a weak $1,703 screen average.

The film was no match for either the major imported blockbusters such as Finding Nemo, Love Actually and S.W.A.T., nor the art-house might of German title Good Bye, Lenin! which still boasts a $3,670 screen average from its 21 screens in its fifth week.