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THE CHARTS

DIESEL-POWERED

It seems as if Vin Diesel willed himself to become Hollywood's newest action hero -- and it worked: Diesel's superspy extreme makeover, XXX, has landed at the top of the charts. While tomorrow's muscleman enjoys his victory, yesteryear's hero Sylvester Stallone can take solace in the fact that his direct-to-video thriller Eye See You managed to crack the top 20. Of course, it cracked it at No. 12, but who's keeping track?

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

LAST VIDEO BOX OFFICE WEEKS EW WEEK GROSS TO GROSS TO ON VIDEO DATE DATE CHART GRADE

1 -- XXX Vin Diesel $6.8 $141.2 1 C- 2 -- BARBERSHOP Ice Cube $6.1 $75.7 1 B+ 3 1 MINORITY REPORT Tom Cruise $16.8 $132.0 3 B+ 4 2 UNFAITHFUL Richard Gere $12.3 $52.8 3 A 5 3 BLOOD WORK Clint Eastwood $6.7 $26.2 2 C+ 6 6 MEN IN BLACK II Will Smith $18.3 $190.4 6 C+ 7 4 K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER Harrison Ford $9.1 $35.2 4 C 8 10 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA... Ashley Judd $22.3 $69.6 9 C 9 12 TRAPPED Charlize Theron $3.7 $70.7 2 B- 10 7 BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER Antonio Banderas $3.8 $14.3 2 C-

TOP 10 DVD SALES

LAST GROSS WEEKS EW WEEK TO ON VIDEO DATE* CHART GRADE

1 -- XXX (WIDE-SCREEN) Vin Diesel $141.2 1 C- 2 -- BARBERSHOP Ice Cube $75.7 1 B+ 3 -- XXX (FULL-SCREEN) Vin Diesel $141.2 1 C- 4 1 MINORITY REPORT (WIDE-SCREEN) Tom Cruise $132.0 3 B+ 5 3 LILO & STITCH Animated $145.8 5 B- 6 2 ICE AGE Animated $176.4 6 A 7 4 MINORITY REPORT (FULL-SCREEN) Tom Cruise $132.0 3 B+ 8 10 BACK TO THE FUTURE: TRILOGY Michael J. Fox -- 3 A- 9 8 LORD OF THE RINGS: EXTENDED (WIDE) Elijah Wood $313.4 8 A 10 -- BLOOD WORK (WIDE-SCREEN) Clint Eastwood $26.2 1 C+

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN. 5, 2003; NIELSEN EDI; EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO., INC. *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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