Arp Selection's Taxi 2 has broken another French box office record, selling more tickets in its first week - 3.48 million - than any other film in French box office history.

The record was previously held by another French title - Gaumont's The Visitors 2 : The Corridor of Times, which attracted 2.67 million admissions in its first week in 1998.

Before The Visitors 2, another sequel, Steven Spielberg's The Lost World, held the record with 1.99 million admissions.

Taxi 2, an action comedy, produced by Luc Besson and directed by Gerard Krawczyk, had already bagged the best opening day record with 759,152 admissions, compared to Titanic's 206,000 and previous record holder Asterix And Obelix's 427,291. It also broke the first five day record with 2.95 million tickets sold.

The film, also co-produced by Arp, is a welcome boost to French films' market share which has been at a dismal 18% in the first quarter of 2000.