Despite an 18% drop in box office over the previous weekend, Warner's Something's Gotta Give held on to the top spot against two new entries and also posted the Top 15's highest screen average with $5,364 from its 622 screens.

Cold Mountain, which was the opening film at this year's Berlinale, sidled in at No 2 with a screen average of only $ 2,748 from 477 prints, followed by Michael Keusch's screen version of the video game Autobahnraser with $2,567 from each of its 322 screens.

The continuing success of the nature documentary Deep Blue with a gross of over $3m has been like manna from heaven for the resurrected theatrical ambitions of Kinowelt.

Meanwhile, the appearance of Good Bye, Lenin! star Daniel Bruehl in a film doesn't necessarily guarantee a sure fire hit: X Verleih's Love In Thoughts premiered at the Berlinale's Panorama section with a blaze of publicity around the film's hot young stars and sold around 100,000 tickets in its first two weeks of release.