Date: 21st November 2000
LATEST: JIM CARREY's new film THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS has earned a massive $55.1 million (£36.7 million) at the American box- office over the weekend (18/19NOV00).
Only four other films have taken more money in their first weekend in the country.
RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE opened in second place with $22.7 million (£15.1 million), while CHARLIE'S ANGELS slipped to third with $13.3 million (£8.8 million) after two weekends at No. 1.
THE 6TH DAY, a sci-fi cloning adventure starring ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, opened in fourth place with $13 million (£8.6 million). GWYNETH PALTROW and BEN AFFLECK brought in $11.4 million (£7.6 million) with the romantic drama BOUNCE, which came in fifth. BILLY ELLIOT was the 12th most popular film over the weekend in America, taking $1.7 million (£1.1 million). The surprise British hit has taken $8.4 million (£5.6 million) in six weeks, even though it is shown at fewer screens than other films. BEDAZZLED is at 16 this week, and has now taken $35.9 million (£23.9 million) in five weeks. (NFA/WNWCAN/CPT)