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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 August, 2003, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
Lara's second box office raid fails
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Tomb Raider stars Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft for a second time
Lara Croft's latest adventures have failed to conquer UK audiences, with the new Tomb Raider film only able to enter the box office chart at number three.

It landed behind American Pie 3, which spent its second week at number one, with Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean at number two.

Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life took £1.5m in its first three days - compared with £3.8m earned by the first Lara Croft film in its opening weekend in 2001.

UK AND IRELAND BOX OFFICE TOP FIVE
1. American Pie 3 - £2.2m
2. Pirates of the Caribbean - £2.1m
3. Tomb Raider 2 - £1.5m
4. Terminator 3 - £790,000
5. Freddy Vs Jason - £440,000
Source: Screen International
Among the other new entries, Confidence, starring Dustin Hoffman, was at seven, while Billy Connolly's The Man Who Sued God only entered at number nine.

Tomb Raider was being shown at 449 cinemas - more than any other film over the weekend.

But it could not match the takings of American Pie: The Wedding, with £2.2m, and Pirates Of The Caribbean, with £2.1m.

In the US, it fared even worse, landing fourth after its first weekend on release.




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