New movie Sin City has raced to the top of the American box office with a weekend haul of $28.1 million (GBP14.7 million).

The comic book adaptation, which counts Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen and Elijah Wood among its star-studded cast, saw off competition from Queen Latifah's BEAUTY SHOP, which earned $13.5 million (GBP7.1 million).

Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac's comedy Guess Who, the previous weekend's (ends (27MAR05) top-grossing movie, slipped to third place with $13 million (GBP6.8 million).

ROBOTS and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous round out the top five with earnings of $10 million (GBP5.2 million) and $8.4 million (GBP4.4 million) respectively.

04/04/2005 03:36