Twentieth Century Fox's The Omen has scored the biggest ever Tuesdayopening in US box office history with an estimated $12.6m take.

Studio chiefs released the satanic horror remake on Jun 6 -or 6/6/06 - reflecting the numeric representation of the devil that isreferred to in the film.

In an ironic twist of fate, and one that will doubtless causeserious consternation among those of a nervous disposition, the first day grossended in 666 as John Moore's picture took $12,633,666.

Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow, and SeamusDavey-Fitzpatrick star in the tale of an American diplomat's son who is theAntichrist.

Richard Donner's 1976 original starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick,Billie Whitelaw, David Warner and Harvey Stephens.