Director M Night Shyamalan has hit box office gold with his latest film THE VILLAGE, which has taken the number one spot in the American and Canadian cinema chart.
The 19th century tale of woodland creatures has added to the staggering summer takings of $1.3 billion (GBP710 million).
President of box office tracking firm EXHIBITOR RELATIONS, PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, says, "We're on a pretty good roll right now.
"This is a very strong summer to wind up. Usually, by August, things are really slowing down."
However Thunderbirds could only manage 11th place in its first week of release - taking $2.7 million (GBP1.48 million).02/08/2004 17:29