Date: 17th September 2001

Hardball Storms America Box Office Chart

KEANU REEVES' new baseball movie HARDBALL (2001) has bounced to the top of the American box office chart. The flick grossed an estimated $10. 1 million (7. 76 million) in its first three days of release.

A spokeswoman estimated the film could have made between $12 million (9. 23 million) and $15 million (11. 53 million) if it had not been for the country's recent terrorists attacks. Another new release,

GLASS HOUSE, The (2001), smashed in at the number two spot making $6. 1 million (4. 69 million) in its first weekend (begs15SEP01). Last weekend's chart topper, MUSKETEER, The (2001), slipped to number three with $5. 3 million (4 million). (RP/WNWCYA)

Source: WENN