WAR TOPPLES TOMB
RAIDER FOR CROWN
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[ July 2nd 2005 ]
Spielberg's epic motion picture War Of The Worlds
has nudged aside former pole sitter Lara
Croft Tomb Raider to become Paramount Pictures'
biggest opening day grossing movie, netting $21.3
million in ticket sales. The Tom Cruise helmed
pic becomes the seventh biggest grossing movie
of all-time for a Wednesday debut.
assault did not include such key markets as the
United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Korea, UIP
president and chief operating officer Andrew Cripps
News Agency. Sony's Spider-Man 2 holds the
record for the biggest Wednesday opening of all-time,
with $40.4 million.
on the novel by H.G. WellS, War Of The Worlds
plots the struggle of a family fighting an alien
invasion bent on destroying the earth.