Local hit The Alzheimer Case (De Zaak Alzheimer) reclaimed the lead in Belgium from two-week usurper The Matrix Revolutions last weekend after a paltry 4% week-on-week slip in its sixth weekend.

Erik Van Looy's film has grossed $3m (Euro 2.5m) and provided a considerable boost to local film success with more than double the number of Belgian's seeing a Flemish film in 2003 (over 500,000) compared to 2002. The Alzheimer Case accounts for over 375,000 of these admissions.

The highest new opening was motor racing title Michel Vaillant. The French action film landed third place with a $205,944 (Euro 172,581) take from 53 screens including previews. Louis-Pascal Couvelaire's film tells a story of on and off the race track rivallry.