The top two films at the French box office traded places last week with three week old hit comedy Podium shooting back up to number one from second position knocking last week's winner The Crimson Rivers: Angels Of The Apocalypse down a notch.

Podium has garnered 2.6 million admissions so far in its short run with the Crimson Rivers sequel also starting what looks to be an impressive run with 1.4 million tickets sold in two weeks.

Two new entries this week were John Woo's Paycheck at number 5 for just over $2m and Patrice Leconte's crowd pleaser Confidences Trop Intimes with a strong $11,736 per screen average. Indeed, queues were around the block on the Champs Elysees last week for the film.

Kevin Costner western Open Range opened quietly on 181 screens for $1.26m. Jim Sheridan's Oscar nominated In America was the other debut film this week with nearly 34,000 admissions on 66 screens.

The rest of the pack stayed relatively stable however percentages were down sharply from the last two weeks which had seen little fluctuation.

And Blueberry continued its nose dive from 8th position to unlucky 13 losing 56% of its audience. The big budget western has so far only rustled up $4.75m.