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'MILE' HIGH CLUB

Eminem has proved he can battle the best. On the coattails of his Oscar win for Best Original Song -- trivia alert: ''Lose Yourself'' is the first rap song to win an Academy Award -- Mr. Mathers' semiautobiographical 8 Mile also displaced the popular Naomi Watts thriller The Ring, No. 1 since its debut. Also debuting in the top 10, John Leguizamo's Latino crime thriller Empire makes it a strong week for urban flicks.

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

1 -- 8 MILE Eminem $5.6 $116.7 1 B 2 1 THE RING Naomi Watts $11.9 $128.6 3 B+ 3 2 I SPY Eddie Murphy $5.1 $33.1 2 D- 4 3 SWIMFAN Erika Christensen $4.6 $28.6 2 C- 5 4 ROAD TO PERDITION Tom Hanks $13.4 $104.3 4 B+ 6 5 ONE HOUR PHOTO Robin Williams $14.0 $31.6 5 B 7 -- EMPIRE John Leguizamo $1.6 $17.5 1 C 8 6 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $24.6 $241.4 6 B 9 7 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Reese Witherspoon $25.0 $127.2 7 C- 10 9 WHITE OLEANDER Michelle Pfeiffer $2.9 $16.4 2 B-

TOP 10 DVD SALES

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

1 -- 8 MILE (WIDE-SCREEN) Eminem $116.7 1 B 2 -- 8 MILE (FULL-SCREEN) Eminem $116.7 1 B 3 -- EMPIRE John Leguizamo $17.5 1 C 4 1 I SPY Eddie Murphy $33.1 2 D- 5 5 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $241.4 6 B 6 8 THE RING (WIDE-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 3 B+ 7 3 THE RING (FULL-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 3 B+ 8 4 THE OSBOURNES: THE FIRST SEASON... Ozzy Osbourne -- 3 B 9 2 SWIMFAN Erika Christensen $28.6 2 C- 10 6 HALF PAST DEAD Steven Seagal $15.7 3 C

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 23, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints
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