Buena Vista International scored a hit in the German region of Switzerland this weekend with its release of UK film Calendar Girls. The first territory outside the UK to receive the film (on the same weekend it went wide at home) Switzerland proved a good start for the comedy which placed third behind Hollywood blockbusters Pirates Of The Caribbean and American Pie: The Wedding.
Swiss German audiences provided Calendar Girls with a $4,550 (SFR 6,269) screen average from 19 screens. It opens in the French part of the country on October 29.
Meanwhile in fourth was another UK success story, Dirty Pretty Things. The Stephen Frears film held up well in its second week dropping off just 13% from its launch week and gaining a position on the chart.
Rialto's release of Hollywood title, Down With Love, placed eighth after a solid release in the French region. The German part follows on Christmas Day.
Further down the chart, German hit Good Bye, Lenin! jumped 147% in its second week in the French region after adding a second screen to its release. The film was released 27 weeks ago in the German region and has earned $1.7m (SFR 2.3m) to date.