Date: 11th June 2001

Swordfish Rules American Box Office

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)

Source: WENN



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