Spanish films struggled to hit their stride in 2008, with Alex de la Iglesia's English-language, UK-set thriller The Oxford Murders the most successful local film of the year at $10.2m (EUR8.1m).

Paramount's Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skulltopped the charts with $26.4m (EUR20.9m).

Admissions have plummeted,reaching 93.6 million to the end of November, compared with 113.2million for the whole of 2007. Box-office gross is also tracking downfor the year with $670.1m (EUR531m) to November 27, compared with$698.3m (EUR553m) for the whole of 2007.