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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Homegrown films kept the New Zealand boxoffice buoyant in the first half of 2006, helping it to notch up NZ$146.4 million ($101 million) for the year.
That figure was down marginally from 2005's NZ$146.8 million ($101.3 million) but reported as a "particularly impressive" result by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of New Zealand, which cited the lack of big hits with Kiwi links like the previous year's King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The World's Fastest Indian.
However, independent New Zealand movies contributed about 10% of the boxoffice total in the first six months, MPDA president Andrew Cornwell said in an interview. "They kept it at a good level relative to other markets around the world," he said.
Among them was Sione's Wedding, which grossed NZ$4.1 million ($3.2 million) to finish in fifth place. The top four grossers were Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with NZ$7 million ($4.8 million), The Da Vinci Code ($3.6 million), Ice Age 2 ($3.3 million) and Casino Royale ($2.8 million). »
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