Date: 14th May 2001
Swashbuckling thriller MUMMY RETURNS, the (2001) has ruled the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend.
The movie, which stars BRENDAN FRASER and RACHEL WEISZ, earned almost twice as much as KNIGHT'S TALE, a (2001) which enjoyed a sturdy debut at number two.
The MUMMY sequel earned about $32. 2 million (£21. 5 million) for the Friday-to-Sunday (11-13MAY01) period, taking its 10-day total to $116. 5 million (£77. 6 million).
Knight's Tale, a (2001) starring 22-year-old budding Australian heart- throb HEATH LEDGER as a medieval action hero, bowed with $17 million (£11 million).
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001) held steady at number three, with SYLVESTER STALLONE's DRIVEN (2001) and the MORGAN FREEMAN cop thriller ALONG CAME A SPIDER (2001) tied at number four. (MCM/WNWR)