Germany is still in 7Dwarves fever as the comedy held onto the top spot for a third week runningdespite a 33% week-on-week drop in takings. The film has now sold over 4.6mtickets and grossed over $34.2m.

Buena Vista's Shall WeDance', meanwhile, swapped places with Fox's Alien vs. Predator whose takings dropped 58% in the second week,while two new entries - The Forgottenand The Manchurian Candidate - openedwith strong screen averages of $ 4,491 and $ 3,308 respectively.

Further down the chart, Ken Loach's Berlinale 2004competition film Ae Fond Kiss scoreda highly respectable $ 4,020 screen average from its 44 prints. This is thethird Loach film to be handled by Berlin-based distributor Neue Visionen.