Hugh Jackman's Monster flickwas unrivalled last weekend at the Hungarian box office after being released ona strong thirty-three prints by distributor UIP-Duna Film although not quitematching the results of the director's previous works, The Mummy and TheMummy Returns. The film managed over 45,000 admissions which,along with thepre-screening results means the film is nearing the cumulative admissions markof 60,000.

While last week's otherreleases were no challenge for Van Helsing, The Triplettes Of Bellevillefared decently due partially to the Hungarian short film, Somloi galuska(Sponge Cake) which accompanies its screenings. Gus van Sant's Elephantand Chinese Oscar contender Hero left the Hungarian audiences seeminglyunaffected.