French films lead the box office this week taking three ofthe top five spots. Last week's number 2, Mariages! jumped to number 1selling another half a million tickets its second week in release.

What's turning out to be a sentimental blockbuster, LesChoristes, has taken over $30m in its first seven weeks out, meaning itwill surely land as top performer among French films at year's end.

Jean-Jacques Annaud's Two Brothers is in fourthposition with a cumulative tally of over $18m, down only 13% from last week.

Starsky & Hutch however dropped off by 38% to numberthree on a par with

Only two new films entered the chart with Angelina Jolievehicle Taking Lives starting its career in the fifth spot and Canada's LaGrande Seduction opening at number 7.