Vampire hunter Van Helsing has had a monster opening in America with a surprise $54.2 million (GBP30.1 million) first weekend (08/09MAY04) take.

The new action film, starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale made $40 million (GBP22.2 million) more than it's nearest rival, last week's box office number one Mean Girls.

Meanwhile, THE Olsen Twins much-hyped new movie New York Minute disappointed with just $6.2 million (GBP3.4 million) and Ben Stiller and JACK BLACK's new comedy ENVY had another terrible week, making just $2.6 million (GBP1.4 million) in its second week of release.

The film has now made a total of just $10.1 million (GBP5.6 million).

10/05/2004 09:26