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Talking a 'Blue Streak'

Considering the stiff competition from juggernauts like Runaway Bride and Tarzan, it’s rather impressive that Martin Lawrence’s con-turned-cop comedy Blue Streak managed to cuff itself to a No. 4 slot on the rental charts – just off the No. 3 achieved by Lawrence’s last video debut, Life, and this time without the help of costar Eddie Murphy. Meanwhile, Stir of Echoes spirited itself up three notches after an inauspicious bow at No.6.

TAPE RENTALS

GROSS TO WEEKS EW VIDEO LAST WEEK DATE ON CHART GRADE

1 1 RUNAWAY BRIDE Julia Roberts $152.3 3 B 2 2 TARZAN Animated $171.1 2 A- 3 6 STIR OF ECHOES Kevin Bacon $21.1 2 C 4 – BLUE STREAK Martin Lawrence $68.2 1 C 5 3 LAKE PLACID Bill Pullman $31.8 5 C- 6 4 AMERICAN PIE Jason Biggs $102.7 8 C+ 7 5 BOWFINGER Steve Martin $66.4 4 A 8 8 THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR Pierce Brosnan $69.3 6 B+ 9 7 THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER John Travolta $102.7 9 D- 10 9 THE 13TH WARRIOR Antonio Banderas $32.7 4 B+ 11 10 DEEP BLUE SEA Saffron Burrows $73.6 10 B- 12 12 CHILL FACTOR Cuba Gooding Jr. $11.3 2 D+ 13 11 MYSTERY MEN Ben Stiller $29.7 5 B+ 14 13 ENTRAPMENT Sean Connery $87.7 12 B 15 14 NOTTING HILL Julia Roberts $116.0 14 B+ 16 15 THE HAUNTING Catherine Zeta-Jones $91.2 12 C- 17 – THE ASTRONAUT’S WIFE Johnny Depp $10.7 1 D- 18 16 THE MATRIX Keanu Reeves $171.4 21 B+ 19 17 BIG DADDY Adam Sandler $163.5 15 D+ 20 20 MICKEY BLUE EYES Hugh Grant $33.9 7 B-

SOURCE: VIDEO BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEB. 13, 2000 BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS. SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC. AND EXHIBITOR RELATIONS COMPANY

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