Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube is celebrating after his latest comedy ARE WE THERE YET? landed at the top of the American box office with a haul of $18.5 million (GBP9.7 million).

Previous box office champion, Samuel L Jackson's basketball drama COACH CARTER, slipped to second place with $11 million (GBP5.7 million), followed by Ben Stiller's hit comedy Meet The Fockers with an extra $10.2 million (GBP5.3 million).

Dennis Quaid's In Good Company and the comedy RACING STRIPES rounded out the top five with $8.5 million (GBP4.4 million) and $7.1 million (GBP3.7 million) respectively, narrowly ahead of new entry ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, which opened with a disappointing $7.0 million (GBP3.6 million).

24/01/2005 02:55