PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Elizabeth Hurley, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Eggert, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anna Nicole Smith were considered for the role of Lara Croft.
The Buddhist abbot at the monastery in Cambodia extends the 'wai', a gesture of respect (both palm pressed together and held just below the chin in front of the chest), to Lara, which she returns. A Buddhist monk would never give that gesture to anyone, and certainly not to a female, nor as the initiating party. Also, while monks are greeted that way, they do not return the gesture.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown.
$47,735,743 (USA) (17 June 2001)
$131,144,183 (USA) (23 September 2001)
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