UIP's Shrek 2 didconsiderably better in its opening weekend then Roadshow's Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban did during the weekendearlier. There was a difference of only three screens between them. Shrek 2 sold NZ$2,202,050 worth oftickets to 85 screens for a screen average of NZ$25,906 while Harry Potter grossed NZ$1,790,534 from82 screens for an average of NZ$21,836. Naturally, Harry suffered badly this week.

Warren Miller'sJourney featuring 95 minutes of ski and snowboard action,. had a strongopening on its one screen, taking NZ$43,630.