The Jacques Perrin produced Les Choristes opened in the number one spot scoring nearly 1 million admissions in its first week. The film is a sort of Mr Holland's Opus starring Gerard Jugnot which Miramax will handle stateside. Malabar Princess jumped to number 2 from the third spot last week but lost over 50% of its audience while Along Came Polly took a precipitous slide down 60% on the previous week.
Gene Hackman-Dustin Hoffman pairing Runaway Jury opened in 5th place with a slight 174,168 tickets sold. The other new entries this week were Ron Howard's The Missing debuting at 10 and Eric Rohmer's Triple Agent in 18th place.