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Once again, audiences had no trouble Finding Nemo at the multiplexes. The animated fish tale swam back up to No. 1 in its third week, darting past last week's top grosser, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and three new wide releases, including fellow kid flick Rugrats Go Wild. Jim Carrey neared an Almighty $200 million in week 4, while New Line's Dumber prequel, which might as well have been called When Harry Lost Carrey, failed to Dumb-found. And although it wasn't exactly Hollywood suicide, Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett didn't collar much of a crowd: Their cop comedy emerged as the weekend's biggest underperformer with a wobbly $11.1 million.

WEEKEND NO. OF WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS GROSS* SITES[1] PER-SITE IN TO TOP 20 AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 FINDING NEMO $28.4 3,425 $8,287 3 $191.5 2 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS $18.7 3,418 $5,465 2 $83.6 3 BRUCE ALMIGHTY $14.2 3,477 $4,095 4 $193.8 4 RUGRATS GO WILD $11.6 3,041 $3,800 1 $11.6 5 HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE $11.1 2,840 $3,913 1 $11.1 6 DUMB AND DUMBERER: WHEN... $10.8 2,609 $4,157 1 $10.8 7 THE ITALIAN JOB $9.6 2,697 $3,563 3 $55.4 8 THE MATRIX RELOADED $5.7 2,445 $2,350 5 $257.5 9 DADDY DAY CARE $2.2 1,982 $1,112 6 $92.4 10 X2: X-MEN UNITED $1.7 1,316 $1,323 7 $207.3 11 WRONG TURN $1.3 1,074 $1,227 3 $12.4 12 BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM $0.8 387 $2,071 14 $21.7 13 THE IN-LAWS $0.7 921 $735 4 $19.4 14 MAMBO ITALIANO $0.4 100 $4,229 2 $1.3 15 DOWN WITH LOVE $0.4 383 $920 6 $19.6 16 HOLES $0.3 401 $861 9 $63.8 17 SPELLBOUND $0.3 84 $3,848 7 $1.6 18 WINGED MIGRATION $0.3 69 $4,681 9 $3.0 19 A MIGHTY WIND $0.3 245 $1,263 9 $16.6 20 L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE $0.2 92 $2,699 5 $2.3

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF JUNE 13-15 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints