Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's Grimm may have proved slightly too dark a comedy for local audiences this weekend but its 16 print release was enough to see it lay a trail of breadcrumbs to tenth place on the Netherlands' chart.
Distributed by A-Film Distribution the film, a nightmarish fairytale full of dark humour that could be vaguely defined as a modern take on The Brothers Grimm's Hansel And Gretel, claimed $36,275 for a so-so $2,267 screen average. It took $43,166 (Euros 35,569) including previews.
The big release of the week was Columbia TriStar's S.W.A.T. The action title landed second place due to its 85 print release but boasted by the far the best screen average of the week ($5,598) ahead of chart leader Finding Nemo (which played 115 more screens). S.W.A.T.'s total gross includes previews of $75,268 (Euros 62,021).