Shrek 2 blew thedoors off French theatres this week with a stunning 2.2 million tickets sold inits first 7 days.

The film broke records for first day for an animated film inFrance, shoving aside former title holder FindingNemo. The Harry Potter threequel held fast in second position to increaseits cumulative take after 4 weeks to $39.3m.

New film Les Fils DuVent, a new outing from the same group of kids who starred in hit actionfilm Yamakasi, did steady business at324,144 admissions. Other new films include QuiPerd Gagne, a French gambling comedy at number 7, horror flick Saint Ange, the first film from formerStudioCanal US chief Stephane Sperry's Paris-based production outfit LiaisonsFilms, opened in 11th place and comedy AuSecours J'ai 30 Ans which followed in 12th position.