Date: 11th June 2001
Cybercrime thriller SWORD FISH (2001) has toppled World War II blockbuster PEARL HARBOR (2001) from the top of the American movie charts.
The JOHN TRAVOLTA-led thriller opened on Friday (09JUN01) around the United States and has shot straight to the top position.
Offering a heavy artillery of high-tech action and sex appeal including topless shots of actress HALLE BERRY, Swordfish reeled in about $18. 4 million (£13 million) for the Friday-to-Sunday period.
Swordfish was followed by animated feature SHREK (2001) with $17. 1 million (£12. 2 million) and Pearl Harbor (2001), which made $14. 9 million (£10. 6 million).
EVOLUTION (2001), a newly released comedy from DREAMWORKS starring DAVID DUCHOVNY and JULIANNE MOORE, ranked fourth with $13. 2 million (£9. 4 million), with ANIMAL, the (2001) in fifth place. (MCM/WNWR)