Singaporean director Jack Neo's Just Follow Law had a strong but not record-breaking four-day opening during the Chinese New Year holiday, scooping $421,000 from 35 prints for second place in the chart.

Ghost Rider topped the chart with $678,000 on 39 prints over the four days, while Hong Kong drug trafficking drama Protege (a co-production with Singapore 's MediaCorp Raintree Pictures) came in third with $393,000 on 32 prints.

Released on Feb 15 by Golden Village, Just Follow Law grossed $795,000 including previews over the six days of the Chinese New Year long weekend. Last year, Neo's previous film I Not Stupid Too, a successful franchise on film and TV, raked in a record $919,000 over six days during the same festive season.

'Singaporeans now look forward to a Jack Neo film for Chinese New Year since he has successfully turned his films into box office gold,' said Lim Teck, general manager of InnoForm Media which co-produced the film with Neo's J-Team.

Just Follow Law marks video distributor InnoForm's first foray into film production. The picture is a satirical comedy on government bureaucracy which sees Singapore top actress Fann Wong (Shanghai Knights) switch her body and soul with male comedian Gurmit Singh.

It will roll out next in Malaysia through Golden Screen Cinemas on March 22 and in Hong Kong through Golden Harvest in April. Thailand 's Sahamongkolfilm will release it later this year. Hong Kong 's Fortune Star handles international sales.