Vin Diesel's family comedy has nudged out John Travolta's GET SHORTY sequel to charge to the top of the newly-released US box office estimates.

THE PACIFIER, in which Diesel plays a NAVY Seal-turned-babysitter, raked in $30.2 million (GBP15.9 million) in its opening weekend, beating Travolta's Be Cool by almost $7 million (GBP3.7 million).

Meanwhile, last week's surprise chart-topper DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN slips to number four.

The only other new entry in the top 10 is OSCAR winner Adrien Brody's new thriller The Jacket, which made a disappointing $2.7 million (GBP1.4 million) in its first weekend.

07/03/2005 03:27