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The Matrix Reloaded sets a record

THE MATRIX Reloaded, the second instalment of the sci-fi trilogy directed by the Wachowski brothers, broke a box-office record on its first day of release in Slovak cinemas, the news agency TASR reported.

Premiered on May 22, the film starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Laurence Fishburne, was seen by 11,082 cinema-goers, beating records set over the past two years by the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films.

Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: Two Towers previously had the biggest opening (7,857 visitors), followed by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (7,723), Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (7,402), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (4,833).

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