The Matrix Reloaded has etched another new entry in the box office record books - staking its claim as the film with the biggest first-week gross.

By last Tuesday (13MAY03), the action sequel, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, pulled in $151.9 million (GBP101 million) in its first six days of release in America - surpassing the first-week record of SPIDER-MAN's $151.6 million (GBP100 million).

The film already holds the title of the best opening for an R-rated movie with $93.3 million (GBP62.2 million) and the second-biggest opening of all time - second only to Spider-Man.

22/05/2003 21:15