Warner Bros Germany has scored a record-breaking opening with its locally produced family entertainment picture The Little Polar Bear (Der Kleine Eisbar), taking DM4,320,651 ($2.04m) on 477 prints over the weekend.

The animated German-language film co-produced by Warner Bros Germany with Cartoon Film is the best opening of the year for Warner in terms of admissions and the second best in terms of box office.

The movie opened higher than other family films - than Babe by 3%, than Chicken Run by 7%, than Stuart Little by 17% and than Spy Kids by 300%. Spy Kids also opened over the weekend.

The Little Polar Bear's admissions total was 470,765.