Redbus Film Distribution made a splash at the UK box officethis weekend with Open Water.
The indie suspenser about a couple who find themselvesabandoned in the middle of shark-infested waters after their scuba-diving boatleaves without them opened top in the UK with a powerful $3.5m (£1.97m)including previews of $345,700.
Playing at 378 sites the film drowned the competition withan average of $9,385 (£5,212) per location.
The result is Redbus' best opening since last October's
Despite Open Water'sdominance the holdovers held up well over the weekend with last week's majoropeners The Terminal and
Fox's Vince Vaughn/Ben Stiller comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story also held well in its third week,falling a mere 14% and taking third place in the chart. Dodgeball has now taken $12.1m (£6.7m) in 17 days.
UIP's Anchorman: TheLegend Of Ron Burgundy was not as strong. Starring Will Ferrell andChristina Applegate and featuring cameo turns from Stiller and Vaughn the filmunderwhelmed in fifth place with $1m (£555,864) taken from 291 sites.