As kids get back to school and the French reminisce about summer flings, love is in the air with Jeux d'Enfants. The story of two inseparable and sometimes insufferable lovers who never quite make it, opened healthily at number one boosted by the star power of Guillaume Canet and new talent Marion Cotillard.
A stylish film that has several nods to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie, the film is a feast for the eyes - especially as Cotillard's star is rising with an upcoming role in Tim Burton's Big Fish and Jeunet's follow up to Amelie: A Very Long Engagement.
Also in the top ten were several US films, including Jim Carrey blockbuster Bruce Almighty - which may have suffered in its second week due to a crowded release schedule which saw it pushed out of prestige screens in many cinemas.
Following a Deauville launch, Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men and The Italian Job have also been boosted by good press. Pirates Of The Carribbean maintained its swashbuckling swagger while German hit Goodbye, Lenin! made a strong entry at number 6.