The Grudge tops US Halloween box office
The Grudge has held on for a second week at the top of the US box office.
12:10 01 November 2004
Sarah Michelle Gellar's horror hit The Grudge has topped the US Box Office over the Halloween weekend.
The haunted house thriller - which, like surprise hit The Ring, is a remake of a Japanese film - took $22.4 million from Friday to Sunday.
This is the second week at the top for the former Buffy star's return to her supernatural roots.
Second in the chart, compiled by Exhibitor Relations, is Ray - a movie charting the turbulent life of Ray Charles, who died in June this year.
Jamie Foxx, in the lead role, is widely tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of the blind soul legend.
Behind Ray, which took $20.1 million, is horror flick Saw ($17.4 million), followed by Shark Tale ($8 million) and Shall We Dance? ($6.3 million).