Jet Li's Hero Tops American Box Office
Actor JET LI's acclaimed martial arts movie HERO has fought its way to the top of the American box office, with an opening haul of $17.8 million (GBP9.8 million).
ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID, a sequel to 1997 movie ANACONDA, opened in second place with $13.2 million (GBP7.3 million).
The weekend's other new movies debuted weakly. Serial killer tale SUSPECT ZERO, starring AARON ECKHART, BEN KINGSLEY and CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, came in at number 10 with $3.4 million (GBP1.8 million).
SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2, a follow-up to the 1999 kid film, finished at number 11 with $3.3 million (GBP1.8 million).
The previous weekend's (21-22AUG04) top movie, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, tumbled to fifth-place with $6.7 million (GBP3.7 million).
Hero was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film ACADEMY AWARD in 2002.30/08/2004 02:40