Trivia file

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 12:00am

Gladiator: British director Ridley Scott has hit box-office gold once again with his fabulous Roman epic. Although being out-grossed by some of the big earners over the US Memorial Day weekend - including blockbusters Mission: Impossible 2, Dinosaur and Shanghai Noon - the film still dragged in ticket sales estimated at US$17.3 million (HK$134.8 million). And that has pushed Gladiator's earnings to a whopping US$127.2 million since its May 5 opening in the US. Not bad for a story about a bunch of guys in sandals and thongs.