It is unusual to see as many as three openers among the top five films but that was the case on the weekend. The Matrix Revolutions was convincingly ahead of everything, grossing NZ$553,478 despite the 56% drop on the previous week.
BVI's Seabiscuit, with NZ$109,682 from 52 screens, and 20th Century Fox's Jeepers Creepers II, with only about NZ$500 less on only 35 screens, pushed Calendar Girls down to the fourth spot. But there wasn't much between any of them and, in its sixth week, Calendar Girls remains a testament to New Zealanders' love of good British cinema. Fifth in the chart is the third opener, Roadshow's Matchstick Men.
While the total gross of two Hopscotch titles, Winged Migration (released as Travelling Birds in New Zealand) and Nowhere In Africa, is modest, their resilience is impressive. The documentary has now been in the chart for 15 weeks and the drama for 24 weeks. Prompting the latter's return to the chart was the addition of three more screens.
Elf played previews only this weekend.