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'MAID IN' VOYAGE

J LO and RAY-FI had it Maid this weekend, as their Cinderella tale swept up a tidy $18.7 million, a career high for Lopez (and the seventh Sony pic to open at No. 1 this year). While Star Trek's outer-space franchise showed serious signs of waning (the two previous chapters opened with $22.1 mil in 1998 and $30.7 mil in 1996), Drumline marched into third place with the highest per-site average among wide-release newcomers ($6,865). But pound for pound, the true champ was Jack Nicholson's About Schmidt, which landed in 24th place, earning $282,367 in just six theaters.

TOP 20 NO. WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND OF PER-SITE IN TO GROSS* SITES[1] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 MAID IN MANHATTAN Columbia $18.7 2,838 $6,593 1 $18.7 2 STAR TREK: NEMESIS Paramount $18.5 2,711 $6,829 1 $18.5 3 DRUMLINE 20th Century Fox $12.6 1,836 $6,865 1 $12.6 4 DIE ANOTHER DAY MGM $7.8 3,337 $2,305 4 $131.9 5 THE HOT CHICK Touchstone $7.4 2,217 $3,338 1 $7.4 6 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER $6.3 3,025 $2,091 5 $222.6 OF SECRETS Warner Bros. 7 ANALYZE THAT Warner Bros. $5.5 2,635 $2,075 2 $19.8 8 THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 Disney $4.1 2,207 $1,836 7 $125.4 9 TREASURE PLANET Disney $3.1 2,192 $1,415 3 $27.9 10 EMPIRE Arias/Universal $3.0 869 $3,410 2 $10.9 11 ADAM SANDLER'S EIGHT $1.8 2,177 $820 3 $22.6 CRAZY NIGHTS Columbia 12 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING IFC $1.7 1,230 $1,386 35 $215.6 13 8 MILE Universal $1.4 1,375 $985 6 $113.4 14 THE RING DreamWorks $1.3 1,282 $1,049 9 $125.4 15 FRIDAY AFTER NEXT New Line $1.3 1,104 $1,141 4 $31.1 16 FRIDA Miramax $0.9 498 $1,743 8 $18.5 17 WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: THEY $0.8 1,271 $657 3 $12.2 Dimension 18 THE EMPEROR'S CLUB Universal $0.8 694 $1,110 4 $13.0 19 FAR FROM HEAVEN Focus $0.7 270 $2,676 6 $8.0 20 BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE $0.6 234 $2,403 10 $13.8 United Artists

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF DEC. 13-15 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1] INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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