Columbia TriStar's Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchidtopped the box office in a lacklustre week with US$444,729 from 22 screens.

Nick Cassavetes' The Notebook, distributed in Hong Kongby Intercontinental Film Distributors, took US$100,949 from five screens whichgave it the second highest screen average of the week. The other new openers -Korean horror Face and Fox's Man On Fire directed by Tony Scott -came in ninth and tenth also on limited releases.

According toindustry body the MPIA, overall box office was up by 10.6% to HK$290.3m betweenJune and August. US films accounted for 66% of summer receipts, mostly thanksto The Day After Tomorrow, Spider-Man 2and Harry Potter 3.