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Art House Box Office Up In Germany

“The King’s Speech”
Weinstein Company/Courtesy Everett Collection

"The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" help boost art house revenue to $137 million in 2011.

COLOGNE, Germany - Box office revenue from art house cinemas in Germany was up across the board last year, according to figures released this week.

The strong performance of cross-over hits The King's Speech and Black Swan as well as a boost in the number of art house screens in the territory helped lift box office revenue in the segment to $137 million (€105.7 million) last year, a €15 million jump on 2010 and fully 11 percent of total German box office.

German art house theaters sold 16.4 million tickets last year, 12.6 percent of total admissions, compared to 14.7 million in 2010. The number of art house screens in Germany increased by 19 to 787.