German-born director Roland Emmerich's disaster epic The Day After Tomorrow became the secondrelease this year after Wolfgang Petersen's Troyto clock up over 1m admissions on its opening weekend as it entered at No. 1.

The 20th Century Fox release, which was the only new entryinto the weekend's Top 15, posted over $ 9.1m from its 991 screens with anoutstanding $ 9,275 screen average. The top three films - The Day After Tomorrow, Warner Bros.' Troy and Falcom Media's DerWixxer - occupied more than half of Germany's cinema screens between them,with the other releases from VanHelsing's No.4 downwards hardly appearing on the radar.

Industry observers expect the German box-office to be givenanother major shuffle with the opening on Thursday (June 3) of Warner Bros.' HarryPotter And The Prisoner Of Askaban in the week when schoolchildren in manyGerman federal states have their Whitsun half-term holiday.