Tue 7 September, 2004 13:57
LONDON (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's tale of love and airports "The Terminal" has ended the briefest of runs at the top of UK box office charts by "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", Screen International reports.
The improbable comedy set in arrivals at New York's JFK airport and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the love interest grossed nearly 1.5 million pounds at the weekend.
The dual Oscar winners pushed Dodgeball -- the story of a local gym's battle against an aggressive health club chain -- from its one-week hold on the number one spot.
But the Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller film kept out the comic-strip-style capers of the week's other big newcomer, "Hellboy," with takings just ahead of 1.1 million pounds.
Five films held their order from the week before but shunted down two places starting in fourth with "The Village," a creepy tale about an isolated town in 19th century Pennsylvania.
That led "The Bourne Supremacy", the action sequel starring Hollywood heart throb Matt Damon, science fiction flicks "The Chronicles of Riddick" and "I, Robot", and the high school comedy "A Cinderella Story".
Falling just short of a top 10 place was British-made newcomer "Stage Beauty", a romp through 1660s London and the trials of girl-boy actor Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) as he is put out of work by a royal decree allowing women on stage.