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Dutch films dominate cinemas in The Netherlands

Dutch movies dominate the cinemas in the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2011.

The four most popular titles in recent ten weeks were Dutch productions, according to figures released Thursday by the Dutch Association of Film Distributors (NVF).

The most popular film of 2011 so far is Sonny Boy, the film adaptation of the book by Annejet van der Zijl. This is followed by New Kids Turbo!, Gooische Women and Loft. The first three titles attracted nearly 400,000 visitors this year. New Kids and Loft also ran already the last weeks of 2010 in cinemas and then attracted some one hundred thousand visitors.

The proportion of home-grown titles in the cinemas in recent years continuously fluctuates between 15 and 20 percent. It is hard to imagine that the rate in the nineties was below one percent.

At the moment the Oscar winners The King’s Speech and Black Swan do well in cinemas after the four Dutch films.

Gooische Vrouwen the movie adapted from the Dutch drama series, created by Linda de Mol, favourably compared to Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City, the series chronicles the lives of four upper-class women residing in Het Gooi (the Dutch equivalent of Beverly Hills). See the trailer below.