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Germany’s indie sector has seen a healthy performance in 2010 that has continued into the new year thanks to such titles as “The King’s Speech” and “The Tourist” as well as hit local fare like Yasemin Samdereli’s immigrant comedy “Almanya.”

“Speech” has performed majestically among a broad range of viewers, remaining at the top of the charts for weeks and pulling in $21.1 million for Senator, which led Germany’s indie distribs with a 6.1% market share from Dec. 30-April 3. Senator’s releases this year include “Bang Bang Club,” “Shanghai” and “Blue Valentine.”

Despite lukewarm reviews, “The Tourist” generated good biz ($12.8 million) for Kinowelt. The distrib, which enjoyed a 5.8% share in the same time period, also saw box office action from Liam Neeson starrer “Unknown” ($6.4 million). With $8.1 million so far, “Almanya” is keeping Concorde busy in between “Twilight” installments; the distrib held a 3.7% market share in the first quarter.

Total 2010 box office: $1.34 billion
Total 2010 releases: 507
Top 2010 indie film: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” $37.66 million
Top 2011 indie pickups:
“The Skin I Live In,” Tobis
“The Iron Lady,” Concorde
“Immortals,” Constantin
“Marley,” Kinowelt
“The Guard,” Ascot Elite
“Judge Dredd,” Universum