New movie The Hulk proved to be the true monster of American box office this weekend (20-22JUN03), taking in a June opening record of $62.6 million (GBP39.1 million).

The action flick, which stars Eric Bana as a scientist turned into a raging green beast by a lab accident, took over the top spot from the animated fish tale Finding Nemo, which slipped to second place with a weekend take of $20.5 million (GBP13.6 million), according to studio estimates.

High speed flick 2 FAST 2 Furious landed at third place with $10.3 million (GBP6.4 million), followed by Bruce Almighty with $10 million (GBP6.2 million) and The Italian Job with $7.2 million (GBP4.5 million).

The weekend's other new wide releases opened quietly. Kate Hudson and Luke WILSON's romantic comedy ALEX + Emma debuted at number seven with $6.2 million ( GBP3.8 million), while From Justin to Kelly, starring American Idol finalists KELLY CLARKSON and Justin Guarini, landed in 11th place with just $2.9 million (GBP1.8 million).

24/06/2003 02:04