Date: 12th March 2001
BRAD PITT and JULIA ROBERTS are ruling the American box office for the second consecutive weekend (begs10MAR01) with their comedic adventure THE MEXICAN.
But overall ticket sales fell for the first time since last October (00), according to studio estimates issued Sunday (11MAR01).
The Mexican grossed about $12.1 million (£8.66 million) for the Friday-to-Sunday period, taking its 10-day total to $38.3 million (£25.53 million).
The movie, released by privately held studio DREAMWORKS SKG, should end its American and Canadian run with between $60 million (£40 million) and $70 million (£46.66 million), industry observers said. (RP/WNWR/MCM)