Vampire hunter Van Helsing has had a monster opening in America with a
surprise $54.2 million (GBP30.1 million) first weekend (08/09MAY04) take.
The new action film, starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale made $40
million (GBP22.2 million) more than it's nearest rival, last week's box office
number one Mean Girls.
Meanwhile, THE Olsen Twins much-hyped new movie New York Minute
disappointed with just $6.2 million (GBP3.4 million) and Ben Stiller and JACK
BLACK's new comedy ENVY had another terrible week, making just $2.6 million
(GBP1.4 million) in its
second week of release.
The film has now made a total of just $10.1 million (GBP5.6 million).