Constantin's The Downfall - Germany's entry for theForeign Language Oscar - held on to the top spot for a third week in a row andpassed the 2m admissions barrier with a total gross of over $18.3m.
With Les Choristes slipping out of the Top10, another Constantin release - Franziska Buch's family film Bibi Blocksberg Und Das Geheimnis Der BlauenEulen - was a new entry at No. 5 with $ 845,714 from 566 screens. The firstscreen version of Bibi's adventures as a kind of German female Harry Potter wasseen by over 2.1m cinemagoers on its release two years ago.
Meanwhile, the newentry at No. 2 and the opening gross of $1.7m for Dodgeball, will have brought some cheer to the film's Germanprivate financiers in the Mediastream investment fund. Mediatstream also backedanother two recent Fox releases - I,Robot and Welcome To Mooseport.