An overwhelmingly strongopening for comedy Iznogoud from TFM distribution with nearly 1.117million tickets sold in its first week out.

The film stars local comicMichael Youn who had a big hit last year with Les 11 Commandements andstruck at the right time just as kids are off on school break. The film alsostars Jacques Villeret, the beloved comedic actor who passed away suddenly lastmonth.

Bumped down to second placeis Espace Detente which has now taken nearly $8.5m in two weeks ofrelease.

The Emperor's Journey saw a boost this week as it jumped from 5th place upto 3rd for an additional 303,382 admissions.

The Sponge Bob SquarePants Movie opened at number 8 with179,523 tickets sold followed by After The Sunset in 9th place with astrong per screen average of $4,489.