Good word-of-mouth helpedpropel Universe Entertainment's Crazy N' The City from fourth to firstposition in its second week.

The US$2m action dramaleapfrogged an almost spent Kung-fu Hustle and opener Blade Trinitywith US$284,289 from 22 screens. Directed and written by James Yuen, the filmtells the story of a spineless cop who is inspired by an energetic andconscientious female partner. Eason Chan, Francis Ng and Joey Yung head thecast.

Among other openers,Oscar-nominated romantic drama Closer scored the highest screen averagetaking US$171,169 from seven screens. Emperor Motion Pictures' Rice Rhapsody,directed by Kenneth Bi and starring Sylvia Chang and TV chef Martin Yan,grossed US$57,492 from an eight-screen "arthouse" circuit.