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THE CHARTS

SPREAD THE 'WORD'

If there's anything to learn from looking at the top video rentals of 2002, it's the enduring popularity of...The Glass House? The Leelee Sobieski-headlined theatrical bomb was taken home almost as much as last year's Oscar winner A Beautiful Mind. (Never mind that Mind made nearly 10 times as much at the box office.) But the real surprise was the No. 1 rental: Don't Say a Word. How did the Michael Douglas-Brittany Murphy spine-tingler become the hottest video of 2002? We'll never tell...

TOP 20 VHS RENTALS

VIDEO BOX OFFICE EW GROSS TO GROSS TO VIDEO DATE DATE* GRADE

1 DON'T SAY A WORD Michael Douglas $55.1 $55.0 C 2 TRAINING DAY Denzel Washington $48.9 $76.3 B 3 OCEAN'S ELEVEN George Clooney $48.5 $183.4 B+ 4 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS Vin Diesel $47.9 $144.5 C- 5 THE OTHERS Nicole Kidman $38.8 $96.5 B+ 6 RAT RACE Cuba Gooding Jr. $38.7 $56.6 B 7 SHALLOW HAL Gwyneth Paltrow $38.2 $70.8 B 8 DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE John Travolta $37.9 $45.2 B- 9 BLACK HAWK DOWN Josh Hartnett $36.7 $108.6 C+ 10 VANILLA SKY Tom Cruise $35.4 $100.6 D 11 SPY GAME Brad Pitt $33.9 $62.4 B 12 A BEAUTIFUL MIND Russell Crowe $33.6 $170.7 A- 13 JOHN Q. Denzel Washington $32.6 $71.1 D 14 RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS Drew Barrymore $31.7 $30.2 C+ 15 THE GLASS HOUSE Leelee Sobieski $30.6 $18.2 C 16 HARDBALL Keanu Reeves $29.9 $40.2 B 17 BANDITS Bruce Willis $29.4 $41.6 C+ 18 BLACK KNIGHT Martin Lawrence $29.3 $33.4 C- 19 JEEPERS CREEPERS Gina Philips $29.0 $37.9 B 20 BEHIND ENEMY LINES Owen Wilson $28.5 $58.6 C-

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING DEC. 15, 2002; NIELSEN EDI; EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO., INC. *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints