Sony Pictures Releasingstarted the year well with Closer knocking Ocean's Twelve off thetop spot after four weeks with a screen average of $ 4,787 from 469 screens togross over $ 2.2m.

But the weekend's highestscreen average was scored by the German arm of Turkish distributor MaxximumFilms with its latest release Hababam Sinifi Askerde, a sequel to lastyear's successful Hababam Sinifi Merhaba which itself had been theremake of a comedy classic from the 1970s about the crazy goings-on in aprivate school.

Showing on 55 prints, HababamSinifi Askerde posted a screen average of $10,503 and a four day gross of $577,643.