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Alien movie leads US box office
Alien vs. Predator
The film is based on a successful computer game
Horror film Alien vs. Predator topped the US box office on its debut weekend.

The sci-fi movie - the latest from Fox's successful Alien and Predator film, comic book and computer game franchise - grossed $38.3m (20.8m).

It replaces Tom Cruise film Collateral at the top of the US box office. The Michael Mann movie fell to third place.

Disney sequel Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, opened at number two, , according to preliminary figures.

US BOX OFFICE
1 Alien vs. Predator
2 Princess Diaries 2
3 Collateral
4 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
5 The Bourne Supremacy
Source: Exhibitor Relations

Thriller Collateral, starring Cruise and Jamie Foxx, took $16m (8.7m) in its second week.

Animated film Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie - about the children's card game - was another debut at the weekend and came in fourth with $9.3m (5.05m), while The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon, took $8.3m (4.5m).

M Night Shyamalan's horror thriller The Village, which debuted two weeks ago, was in sixth place with $7m (3.8m).

It was followed by The Manchurian Candidate, with $6m (3.25m), the comedy Little Black Book with $3.7m (2m), Will Smith's I, Robot with $3.5m (1.9m) and Spider-Man 2 with $3.4 (1.85m).

Final weekend figures are due out on Monday.




SEE ALSO:
Cruise's Collateral tops US chart
09 Aug 04  |  Entertainment
Shyamalan thriller tops US films
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