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THE CHARTS

'DARKNESS' RISES

Video lesson of the week: Familiarity breeds popularity. The top two rentals feature popular TV-cum-movie actors: Buffy regular Emma Caulfield scared up the No. 2 slot with her shocker flick Darkness Falls, while Nickelodeon's Nick Cannon led the field for a second week with Drumline. The only surprise on the DVD chart is Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Videophiles don't always have taste, but this week, they've even got soul.

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

1 1 DRUMLINE Nick Cannon $6.2 $56.4 2 B 2 -- DARKNESS FALLS Emma Caulfield $2.2 $32.1 1 D+ 3 4 MAID IN MANHATTAN Jennifer Lopez $15.4 $93.8 5 B- 4 3 THE TRANSPORTER Jason Statham $4.5 $25.3 2 C 5 2 CHAMBER OF SECRETS Daniel Radcliffe $8.1 $262.0 3 B- 6 6 GHOST SHIP Gabriel Byrne $10.0 $30.1 5 C 7 5 RED DRAGON Anthony Hopkins $9.8 $93.0 4 C 8 7 THE RING Naomi Watts $19.8 $128.6 8 B+ 9 8 8 MILE Eminem $15.1 $116.7 6 B 10 9 JACKASS THE MOVIE Johnny Knoxville $7.8 $64.3 5 B+

TOP 10 DVD SALES

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

1 -- DARKNESS FALLS Emma Caulfield $32.1 1 D+ 2 1 CHAMBER OF SECRETS (WIDE) Daniel Radcliffe $262.0 3 B- 3 2 THE TRANSPORTER Jason Statham $25.3 2 C 4 -- THE MATRIX Keanu Reeves $171.4 91 B+ 5 3 SPIRITED AWAY Animated $9.9 2 A 6 5 DRUMLINE (FULL-SCREEN) Nick Cannon $56.4 2 B 7 6 FAMILY GUY VOLUME ONE: SEASONS 1 & 2 Animated -- 2 B 8 4 CHAMBER OF SECRETS (FULL) Daniel Radcliffe $262.0 3 B- 9 7 DRUMLINE (WIDE-SCREEN) Nick Cannon $56.4 2 B 10 -- STANDING IN THE SHADOWS... Documentary $1.6 1 A

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 27, 2003; NIELSEN EDI

*BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints