Date: 25th June 2001
Car racing thriller FAST AND THE FURIOUS, the (2001) has sped to the top of the American box office charts.
The VIN DIESEL-led flick about Los Angeles street racers debuted as the weekend's (22-24JUN01) top film, grossing $41. 6 million (£29. 7 MILLION).
Comic EDDIE MURPHY's DR DOLITTLE 2 (2001) opened in second place, taking in $26. 7 million (£19 million), with last weekend's (15- 17JUN01) leading film, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001), in third.
The overall box office soared, with the top 12 movies taking in $140. 6 million (£100 million), up 44 per cent from the same weekend last year (00). (MCM/WNWCFU)