Alexander lead the box office on the weekend taking NZ$279,198from 46 screens in its opening weekend. Only Finding Neverland, whichtook NZ$187,540 from 34 screens in its second weekend for BVI, had a screenaverage that was anything like as high as Alexander's NZ$6,070. FindingNeverland, which is in fourth position, had a screen average of NZ$5,516.

Separating these two filmswas the BVI title The Incredibles, which is now in its fifth week incinemas and on more screens than any other film, and The SpongebobSquarepants Movie, which is in its third week for UIP. Rounding out the topfive is Ocean's Twelve from Roadshow.

Only one other film in thetop 20 appeared for the first time in cinemas besides Alexander. Thatfilm was Rialto's Maria Full Of Grace, which took A$19,673 from justfive screens to claim the sixteenth spot. It has already done the New Zealandfestival circuit, hence its total gross of NZ$57,225.