Rapper Ice Cube's new BARBERSHOP sequel BACK IN BUSINESS has shot to the top of the American box office chart with a $25.1 million (GBP13.9 million) first week take.

The film, which also stars rappers Eve and Queen Latifah, surprised many movie experts by beating Kurt Russell's patriotic sports movie MIRACLE - about America's victorious 1980 Olympic gold medal-winning ice hockey team - to the top.

Miracle made $19.4 million (GBP10.8 million) in its first weekend to land in second place.

Last week's (ends06FEB04) surprise number one, dance movie You Got Served, finished in third with $7.7 million (4.3 million).

09/02/2004 09:45