It was a steady January holiday weekend, with total box office takings up 17%. Still number one, The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King pressed on towards the NZ$9m mark, though its NZ$7,007 screen average (from 113 screens) was beaten for the first time by teen newcomers Spy Kids 3D - Game Over, at number two with a handy NZ$10,823 average from 48 screens, and Warner Bros' adult romance Something's Gotta Give, which took NZ$7,240 from 41 screens. Master And Commander sailed proudly past NZ$1m on its second weekend.

School Of Rock had a moderate opening weekend (NZ$227,112), Cabin Fever less so (NZ$62,147). Kid's holiday movie Brother Bear saw its takings up 24%, while Peter Pan (down 26%) and Looney Tunes - Back in Action (down 58%) disappointed.