Samuel L Jackson has added another $23.6 million (GBP12.4 million) to his impressive $6 billion-plus total box office tally after scoring a surprise hit in American movie theatres.

The PULP FICTION star, who passed Harrison Ford as the biggest grossing movie star of all time at the end of last year (04), doesn't look like he's going to give up the title for some time.

Jackson's new basketball drama, based on a real-life story, stormed to the top of the box office in its first weekend on release. Coach Carter ended comedy Meet The Fockers' three-week run at the top.

Other new entries in the new US box office top 10 include family film RACING STRIPES, which made $14 million (GBP7.36 million), Dennis Quaid's new movie In Good Company ($13.9 million/GBP7.3 million) and DAREDEVIL spin-off ELEKTRA ($12.5 million/GBP6.6 million).

17/01/2005 03:13