Date: 18th September 2003

Calendar Girls outstrips rivals

Calendar Girls has gone straight to the top of the UK box office chart.

Starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters as Women's Institute members who stripped off for a charity calendar, it took almost 1.8m in its first weekend..

It knocked Pirates of the Caribbean - which earned 1.2m - off the top spot.

Bruce Willis' new war movie Tears of the Sun entered at number four, taking just over 400,000.

American Pie 3 was the third most popular film with Jeepers Creepers 2 completing the top five.

Source: Press Release