UIP's Mean Girlsclaimed third place in the chart this week with a gross of NZ$207,859 from 44screens for its opening weekend. But neither it nor second placed Harry Potter, came close to the mostpopular film of the four days, UIP's Shrek2, which was also a very long way ahead in terms of screen average.

The green monster has been found in cinemas for the last twoweekends and this time around it sold NZ$1,604,325 worth of tickets to 85screens, which represented a 27.1% fall. HarryPotter, who has been hanging around for three weekends now, grossedNZ$520,860 from 82 screens for distributor Roadshow.

UIP was also responsible for the only other opener in thechart: The Cooler took NZ$22,408 fromjust five screens after previews to grab the 12th spot.