Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNING OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN took in $29 million (GBP16 million) at the US box office this weekend (ends12NOV06) to hold on to the top spot for the second week in a row. The bumper weekend raised its 10-day total to $67.8 million (GBP38 million). The top three movies remained unchanged from the previous weekend, with THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE still in second place with $16.9 million (GBP9.3 million) and animated tale FLUSHED AWAY in third with $16.7 (GBP9.2 million). Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson's comedy Stranger Than Fiction debuted as the best of the weekend's new releases, placing fourth with $14.1 million (GBP7.8 million). A GOOD YEAR, a romantic comedy which reunited Russell Crowe with his Gladiator director Ridley Scott flopped, coming in tenth with $3.8 million (GBP2.1 million). Sarah Michelle Gellar's supernatural thriller The Return opened weakly with $4.8 million (GBP2.6 million) to take the number eight spot. HARSH TIMES, a gritty street drama starring Christian Bale and FREDDY RODRIGUEZ, also had a poor debut of $1.8 million (GBP1 million), finishing out of the top 10.