Warner Bros' Taking Lives swiped the lead spot from The Passion Of The Christ just one week after Mel Gibson's international hit launched. The psychological thriller, which sees Angelina Jolie as an FBI agent called in to aid Montreal police track down a serial killer, claimed pole position opening on 43 screens.
David Koepp's thriller Secret Window, based on a Stephen King story, landed fourth from an inferior screen count (30). However the film, which stars Johnny Depp and John Turturro, scored the best screen average of any film on release ($7,010).
Neither film was able to match The Passion or French hit Two Brothers in the capital, however. Brussels saw The Passion add $49,445 (Euros 41,098) for lead position with Two Brothers close behind ($46,595) and Taking Lives ($32,296) and Secret Window ($30,686) ranked third and fourth.
Meanwhile Dutch hit The Alzheimer Case re-entered the top 30 gaining 400% on its previous week when it ranked 52nd. This week, its 27th on release, the film landed 23rd with $22,263 (Euros 18,505) bringing its total to $5.3m (Euros 4.4m).
The only other opener this week was Danish romantic drama Reconstruction. Opening on just four screens the film landed in 30th place with $13,962 (Euros 11,605) - a screen average of $3,490.