Comedy DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN has served up a big box office surprise in America after toppling Will Smith's HITCH from number one.

The movie, starring Tyler Perry and Steve Harris, made $22. 7 million (GBP11.9 million) in its opening weekend (25-27FEB05), according to estimates newly released.

It fared much better than Wes Craven's werewolf movie CURSED, which was expected to claim the top spot yesterday (27FEB05) - it made just $9.6 million (GBP5 million) to come in fourth.

Meanwhile, pop star Christina Milian's new movie Man of the House was the only other new entry in the top 10 - it landed at number five with a $9 million (GBP4.7 million) take.

28/02/2005 03:42