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Hostel tops US charts

Gore-packed flick Hostel travelled to the top of the US box office charts in its debut weekend.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 18:37 IST
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Gore-packed flick Hostel travelled to the top of the US box office charts in its debut weekend, preliminary box office estimates said.

Gross ticket sales for the movie were $20.1 million for the Friday to Sunday period.

Directed by Eli Roth and produced by Hollywood violence impresario Quentin Tarantino, Hostel portrays a group of American travellers who fall victim to depraved, torturous violence in a secluded abattoir in eastern Europe.

Fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on a children's literary classic, was last weekend's top film as its long, successful run continued. It fell to second place in the latest three-day period with a gross of $15.4 million.

Another long-running, big-budget competitor, King Kong, raked in $12.5 million.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 18:37 IST