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THE CHARTS

'RING' MASTER This week's debuts are truly frightening. Taking the top slot is The Ring -- starring Naomi Watts as a journalist investigating a videotape that kills its viewers -- which scared Tom Hanks' Irish hitman away from the No. 1 position. There was more wickedness on the DVD front: the chart dominance of The Osbournes: The First Season Uncensored. Clearly, the Oz clan's overexposure hasn't frightened disc buyers.

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

1 -- THE RING Naomi Watts $5.0 $128.6 1 B+ 2 1 ROAD TO PERDITION Tom Hanks $9.1 $104.3 2 B+ 3 2 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $21.0 $241.4 4 B 4 3 ONE HOUR PHOTO Robin Williams $10.2 $31.6 3 B 5 4 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Reese Witherspoon $21.7 $127.2 5 C- 6 -- HALF PAST DEAD Steven Seagal $2.4 $15.7 1 C 7 5 THE TUXEDO Jackie Chan $5.3 $50.4 2 C+ 8 6 CITY BY THE SEA Robert De Niro $6.9 $22.4 3 C+ 9 8 THE BOURNE IDENTITY Matt Damon $24.0 $121.7 7 B+ 10 9 THE BANGER SISTERS Susan Sarandon $14.5 $30.3 6 C-

TOP 10 DVD SALES

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

1 -- THE OSBOURNES: THE FIRST SEASON... Ozzy Osbourne -- 1 B 2 -- THE RING (FULL-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 1 B+ 3 -- HALF PAST DEAD Steven Seagal $15.7 1 C 4 -- THE RING (WIDE-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 1 B+ 5 3 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $241.4 4 B 6 1 ROAD TO PERDITION (WIDE-SCREEN) Tom Hanks $104.3 2 B+ 7 6 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Reese Witherspoon $127.2 5 C- 8 -- JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE Animated $25.6 1 B+ 9 2 ROAD TO PERDITION (FULL-SCREEN) Tom Hanks $104.3 2 B+ 10 5 SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS Alexa Vega $85.6 3 C

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 9, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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