Despite being listed in a recent UK poll of the top 100 books of all time, the film adaptation of Louis Sachar's best selling children's title Holes made little impact on the UK/Ireland box office.
Two new family films launched wide at the weekend to take advantage of the national school half-term holiday (and the bank holiday weekend in Ireland) but both Holes, from BVI, and Entertainment's Secondhand Lions were crushed by the continued might of chart leader Finding Nemo.
Nemo took a further $6.6m (£3.9m) over the weekend (its third on wide release) to bring its cumulative score to $37.1m (£21.8m). The Irish bank holiday (not reflected in the chart) was particularly impressive for the animated hit which claimed a further $189,125 (Euros 160,000) on Monday (Oct 27).
Holes, which stars Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight, opened wide, following a limited release at 13 screens in Scotland and a handful of additional screens around the UK last week, for ninth place. It scored a weak $1,453 site average.
Holes did score better than Secondhand Lions, however. The film, which stars Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment, came in tenth with a $1,312 average.
Note - Intolerable Cruelty figures include previews of $393,691 (£231,884) from 310 sites. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen fell 33% week-on-week when previews are excluded from last weekend.