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Hannibal cannibalises US box office with $58m

It was a sensational weekend for Hannibal Lecter at the North American box office. The long-awaited sequel to 1991 classic The Silence Of The Lambs mesmerised the country with an estimated $58m opening weekend gross, giving director Ridley Scott another megahit after last year's Gladiator and MGM, which has domestic rights, its biggest opening ever and its first blockbuster since The World Is Not Enough in Nov 1999.It's the third biggest opening in film ...

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