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THE CHARTS

'BOY' GENIUS

Unique is the word to describe this week's chart. All three of the new debuts -- 'About a Boy' (Hugh Grant grows up), 'Blue Crush' (hot chicks go surfing), and 'Undercover Brother' ('70s superspy has a badass 'fro) -- made consecutive hits on the rental tally, and what's more, they all came from the same happy studio, Universal. But those three weren't enough to dethrone the chart leaders. It's still 'Signs,' 'Signs', everywhere 'Signs'....

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

1 1 SIGNS Mel Gibson $14.4 $227.9 2 B- 2 2 XXX Vin Diesel $14.0 $141.2 3 C- 3 3 BARBERSHOP Ice Cube $12.6 $75.8 3 B+ 4 -- ABOUT A BOY Hugh Grant $2.8 $40.7 1 A- 5 -- BLUE CRUSH Kate Bosworth $2.5 $40.2 1 B- 6 -- UNDERCOVER BROTHER Eddie Griffin $2.3 $38.3 1 C 7 4 UNFAITHFUL Diane Lane $16.8 $52.8 5 A 8 6 MINORITY REPORT Tom Cruise $21.2 $132.0 5 B+ 9 7 THE GOOD GIRL Jennifer Aniston $4.2 $14.0 2 B+ 10 5 BLOOD WORK Clint Eastwood $11.0 $26.2 4 C+

TOP 10 DVD SALES

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

1 1 SIGNS (WIDE-SCREEN) Mel Gibson $227.9 2 B- 2 -- ABOUT A BOY (WIDE-SCREEN) Hugh Grant $40.7 1 A- 3 2 XXX (WIDE-SCREEN) Vin Diesel $141.2 3 C- 4 3 BARBERSHOP Ice Cube $75.8 3 B+ 5 -- UNDERCOVER BROTHER (FULL-SCREEN) Eddie Griffin $38.3 1 C 6 -- FEARDOTCOM Stephen Dorff $13.2 1 C- 7 4 XXX (FULL-SCREEN) Vin Diesel $141.2 3 C- 8 -- BLUE CRUSH (WIDE-SCREEN) Kate Bosworth $40.2 1 B- 9 6 MINORITY REPORT (WIDE-SCREEN) Tom Cruise $132.0 5 B+ 10 -- BLUE CRUSH (FULL-SCREEN) Kate Bosworth $40.2 1 B-

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN. 19, 2003; NIELSEN EDI; EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO., INC. *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted Feb 07, 2003 Published in issue #694 Feb 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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