Local boy makes good! Alain Chabat's unpronounceable caveman comedy RRRrrrr!!! opens in first position beating Disney's heavily hyped Brother Bear with nearly 1 million admissions in its first week.
Directed by Chabat who also helmed 2002 hit Asterix And Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, the film is loaded with local comedians and even Gerard Depardieu.
The consonant laden title was hotly anticipated especially given that the ad campaign had already begun in late 2003 and despite Disney's special Bear premiere for parents and kids replete with live Phil Collins concert.
Other titles in the top ten made room for the two films by dropping off roughly 30% each save for Sofia Coppola's super sleeper Lost In Translation which only fell off 11%.
In 8th place, Denzel Washington vehicle Out Of Time is the only other new film to crack the top ten. The bottom half of the pack includes the usual suspects from the past few weeks, albeit notches lower with two other Disney films, Finding Nemo and Scary Movie 3, showing the most precipitous drops at 63% off last week each.
New entry, Rezo Films' Anatomy Of Hell opened at 15.