Date: 20th January 2002
Hollywood war flick Black Hawk Down (2002) has ended the four- week reign of fantasy epic Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) at the top of the American box office chart. The movie grossed $29 million (£20. 7 million) in its first three days of national release beginning on Friday (18th January 2002), after playing to packed houses in New York and Los Angeles the prior three weekends.
The Lord of the Rings: Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) fell two places to number three with $13 million (£9. 2 million), taking its 33-day total to $246 million (œ176 million). In between, the Cuba Gooding Jr. dog-sled comedy Snow Dogs (2002) opened at number two with a surprisingly strong $17. 5 million (£12. 5 million). (MCM/WNWR)