In its secondweek in France the comedy Chouchou, which is being distributed by Warner Bros, held on to top spot,grossing an estimated $4m (Euros 3.8m) for a $10.2m (Euros 9.6m) running total.

In Paris and the suburbs the picture recorded 127,500admissions on 46 screens, while nationwide the figures were 650,000 admissionson 531 screens.

The picture,which was produced by Les Films Christian Fechner, enjoyed a 46% market sharenationwide, beating off Daredevil in its second week and local opener Effroyables Jardins which stars Jacques Villeret, AndreDussolier, Thierry Lhermitte and Benoit Magimel.

Chouchou stars Gad Elmaleh as a North African transvestitewho enters France illegally and gets work at a Parisian nightclub and falls forthe man of his dreams, played by Alain Chabat. Directed by Merzak Allouache,the film is sold in international territories by Roissy Films.