Alexander rode to the top of the chart with over half amillion admissions in its debut week.

The film pushed Ocean'sTwelve down to number two where it has taken more than $19m. French film LesSoeurs Fachees jumped up to number 3 from the fifth spot last week butstill lost 19% of its take.

Le Dernier Trappeur, an adventure documentary, has sold over $10m worthof tickets making it a solid hit for TF1/Miramax joint venture TFM.

Controversial DerUntergang opened at number five also for TFM. As kids got back to school, TheIncredibles took a staggering fall all the way to number 8 from the topperch and lost 72% of its business on the previous week.

Comedy Tu Vas Rire MaisJe Te Quitte opened at number 10 with 119,694 admissions on 211 screens.

Marriage comedy Le PlusBeau Jour De Ma Vie was number 13 in its maiden outing and Walk On Waterfrom Israel opened in the 19th spot for 31,880 admissions with a strong perscreen average of $4,827.