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Dutch film less popular in 2012

Tuesday 08 January 2013

Although more Dutch films were produced in 2012, they attracted fewer cinema goers, according to film institute figures.

The number of people going to see a Dutch language film fell by nearly 27%, but this is partly due to the lack of blockbusters last year, Nos television said on Tuesdsay.

Overall, the number of cinema seats sold last year rose by 0.6% to 30.6 million, boosted by an increase in the number of cinema screens. Eleven new complexes with 60 screens opened last year.

The biggest film of the year was the James Bond film Skyfall, which attracted 1.9 million visitors, followed by French hit Intouchables on 1.2 million. Alles is Familie was the highest Dutch film in the list in eighth place with over 640,000 tickets sold.

What was your favourite film of the year? Have your say using the comment form below.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Dutch movie Taped.

By JF | 8 January 2013 3:58 PM

Perhaps just for variety's sake the Dutch ought to branch out slightly and create a film based on something other than WWII...

By Sebastian | 8 January 2013 6:11 PM

] Most of the talent here in the Netherlands goes off to America where their talents are more appreciated, the industry more professional and the pay more rewarding.

By Quince | 9 January 2013 10:50 AM

There are plenty of Dutch movies that are not based on WWII (Alles is liefde, Taped, De hel van '63, Loft, Majesteit, De bende van Oss, Het echte leven, De Heineken ontvoering, Nova Zembla, Tirza, and so on...)

By JF | 9 January 2013 1:29 PM

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