Van Helsingscared up nearly 1 million admissions its first week in release with arespectable $6,902 per screen average. Les Choristes remains in thesecond spot after 8 weeks with last week's number one Mariages! down tothird position.

There wasvery little movement at the box office but the films that dropped off did soprecipitously. Other new films were Close Your Eyes starring GoranVisnjic which sold 63,259 tickets on 110 screens and Mambo Italiano, asort of gay My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which Metropolitan released on 137screens for a take of $377,861