As expected, Van Helsing had no trouble claiming thecrown as the most popular film at the New Zealand box office on the weekend,grossing NZ$658,698 from 65 screens for UIP.

It pushed Kill Bill: Volume 2, which is in its secondweekend, off the top spot. Kill Bill also got a battering from Starsky& Hutch, also out of the BVI/Miramax stable and in its third weekend atcinemas. Kill Bill took NZ$141,123 from 32 screens while the retrocomedy sold NZ$187,933 worth of tickets to 47 screens.

Meanwhile, The Station Agent returns to the chart inits 12 th week on release.