Mexican-Argentinian co production Nicotina opened poorly at number 17 despite favourable reviews and the presence of Argentinian talent before and behind the camera.

Seabiscuit's success in the US has not registered here where it opened number eight. Oscar contender Valentin saw a mere 7% drop after seven weeks in release. Femme Fatale enjoyed the best opening at number four.

Next weekend will see the release of Korea's The Way Home by director Jeong-Hyang Lee, Neil Jordan's The Good Thief, Brian Helgeland's The Order (aka The Sin Eater) and local film Gerente En Dos Ciudades by Diego Soffici. French documentary by Nicolas Philibert, Etre Et Avoir also opens next weekend.