The Lord Of The Rings still rules the French box office followed closely by favourite son Mathieu Kassovitz's first foray into English, Gothika.

Good news for art house pics with Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation breaking in at number 4 following seriously good press. Nathalie, starring Emmanuelle Beart and Fanny Ardant debuts in fifth position. The film, about a married woman who hires another woman to seduce her husband is a sexy work for which Beart strikes a sexy pose on the ubiquitous poster.

Last year's box office champ Finding Nemo is still in fine fettle at number 3 while the Farrelly brothers come in at number 10 with siamese twin comedy Stuck On You. Otherwise very few changes in the lead up to what will surely be this week's winner, The Last Samurai which opened Wednesday.