The two most popular films at the box office on the weekendwere both openers, being Shall We Dance'which took NZ$267,734 from 58 screens for BVI/Miramax, and The Forgotten, which grossed NZ$198,866 from 10 fewer screens forColumbia TriStar.

The strongest performer of the four other openers in thechart besides Shall We Dance' and The Forgotten is Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle, a Roadshow title that grossedNZ$76,168 from 25 screens and can be found in sixth place. The second newRoadshow film is Before Sunset, whichtook NZ$25,604 from seven screens. This wasn't enough to put it in the top tenbut was enough to claim eleventh place.

The final two openers, in eighteenth and nineteenth spots,were Hoyts' Intermission, whichgrossed NZ$15,709 from 17 screens and UIP's IntimateStrangers, which took NZ$15,238 from just three screens.