One of the earliest Europeanterritories to report end-of-year figures,
While year-on-year businessmay be in line with much of
This year was no exceptionwith just a single smash hit local title upsetting the
UIP's Ray Charles biopic Ray outgrossed stablemateWar Of The Worlds, thanks to a higherticket price, which saw it gross $312,980 (sfr412,478)more than the summer blockbuster despite actually selling 217 less tickets.
Notably it was the lowerranked titles that let the territory down.
The top ten earners in 2005outperformed the previous year in both overall admissions (+0.15%) and boxoffice (+0.92%). It was the titles beyond the top 10 that could not compete.The average gross for films ranked 11-20 in 2005 was $2.3m (sfr3m) compared to$2.8m (sfr3.65m) in 2004, a 17.4% deficit. Meanwhile the average gross for a21-30 ranked title was $1.6m (sfr2.2m) in 2005, 18.7% off 2004's 21-30 average.
Top 10 films Switzerland2005
2 Harry Potter'Goblet Of Fire (Warner Bros)647,322 $7.2m*
3 My Name Is Eugen (Frenetic) 525,678$5.6m*
4 Hitch (BVI) 425,015 $4.9m
5 Mr And Mrs Smith (Elite) 427,957 $4.8m
6 Star Wars: Episode
7 Meet The Fockers(UIP) 392,801 $4.42m
8 The Chronicles Of Narnia(BVI) 291,543 $3.2m*
9 Ray (UIP) 252,460 $3.1m
10 War Of The Worlds (UIP) 252,677 $2.8m
* Still on release atyear-end