Date: 13th January 2004

Return of the King toppled by Big Fish

Big Fish (2003) has knocked Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003) off the top of the North American box office.

The Tim Burton drama, starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney, made an estimated 7.8 million at the weekend while Return of the King pulled in 7.6 million.

Two new comedy releases had mediocre openings, reports USA Today.

My Baby's Daddy debuted at number six with 4.2million, one place ahead Chasing Liberty which took 3.2 million.

Steve Martin's Cheaper by the Dozen is at number three, taking 6.4 million. Something's Gotta Give (4.4m) and Cold Mountain (4.2m) complete the top five.

Source: Press Release