News for Dec. 27, 2001

'Ali' delivers 1st-round K.O.

12/27/01, 8:13 am EST - Xoanon

"Ali" stung like a bee on Christmas, recording a $10.2 million perf on its first day in the ring, smashing a record for pics opening on Dec. 25. But Sony's boxing biopic failed to dethrone "Lord of the Rings," whose $11.6 million X-mas gross for New Line capped a five-day total of $66.1 million. [More]