Jean-Pierre Jeunet's wartime romance A Very Long Engagement continued a strong run in France throughWarner Bros, registering 730,000 admissions nationwide from 707 prints.

The distributor said the picture added approximately $5.8m for an$18.7m running total after dropping roughly 40%.

Second weekendadmissions surpassed Les Choristes by 18%, Terminator 3 by 21%, X-Men 2 by 15%, Saving Private Ryan by 7% and Moulin Rouge by 227%.