Strong first half in German cinemas

'Terminator,' 'Angels' help deliver best start in 5 years

COLOGNE, Germany -- Germany's economy may be faltering but there is no sign of a recession at the country's cinemas, where ticket sales have hit €370 million ($521 million) through June 7, according to Nielsen EDI. That represents the best start in five years.

Hollywood tentpoles have been the boxoffice motors in Germany, with Sony Pictures' "Terminator Salvation" and "Angels & Demons" two of the biggest drivers. With a slew of potential blockbuster sequels waiting in the wings including "Transformers 2," "Ice Age 3" and "Harry Potter 6," the boxoffice boom looks likely to continue.
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