Til Schweiger comedy goes the distance

'Rabbit Without Ears' top-selling DVD in Germany

COLOGNE, Germany -- Til Schweiger's German comedy "Rabbit Without Ears" keeps hop-hop-hopping along. According to figures released by research group media control, "Rabbit" was the best-selling DVD of 2008 in Germany.

The Warner Bros. title beat out Hollywood imports "Mamma Mia!" and "Ratatouille," complementing Schweiger's success at the German boxoffice, where "Rabbit" earned more than $55 million.

Multihyphenate Schweiger, who has a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," will add another "Rabbit" trophy to his case on Jan.16, when his film will be honored with the people's choice prize at the Bavarian Film Awards in Munich.

Schweiger's latest, the medieval spoof "1 _ Knights," has taken in $12 million in three weeks at the boxoffice. A sequel to "Rabbit Without Ears" is set to hit German theaters this December.
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