Constantin Film first-half revenue drops 13%

But German indie's fall slate looks promising

COLOGNE, Germany -- A quiet second quarter with no major releases cut into results at German mega-indie Constantin Film, which saw revenues dip a hefty 13% to €95.5 million ($136 million) for the first six months of 2009.

Net profits fell to €600,000 ($857,000) from €9.1 million over the same period last year, when Constantin's sleeper hit "The Wave" was swamping the German boxoffice.

Constantin's fall slate is looking promising though, with several high-profile titles bowing in the coming months including long-awaited period drama "Pope Joan," English-language sci-fi thriller "Pandorum" starring Dennis Quaid and kids comedy "Wickie the Viking" directed by boxoffice champ Michael "Bully" Herbig.

For the full year, Constantin is sticking to its previous forecasts, predicting profits of between €10 million-€12 million ($14 million-$17 million).
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