Oliver Hirschbiegel's TheDownfall easily defended the top spot from new releases in its second week,increasing its box-office takings by 18% and admissions by 20% with a screenaverage of $ 10,582 from 483 prints. After ten days in the cinemas, the WorldWar II drama has been seen by more than 1.36m cinema-goers and grossed over $11.6m.

The weekend's second strongest screen average - $ 6,763 -came from Concorde Film's release of Peter Webber's Girl With A Pearl Earring which had been the opening film at thisyear's Filmfest Muenchen in June.