The Charts

The Charts

'Knights' Rider

It may come as no surprise that the Jackie Chan -- Owen Wilson sequel Shanghai Knights took the top spot on the sales chart and was the big rental debut. After all, the buddy action-comedy did relatively well at the box office, the stars are both incredibly endearing, and frankly, its main competition was a Civil War epic that moviegoers ignored. However, the admirable performance of Gods and Generals was shocking: Ted Turner's self-financed three-and-a-half-hour opus actually landed the No. 2 DVD spot. Word of its release must've gotten front-page treatment in the Civil War-reenacter newsletter.

TOP 10 DVD SALES BOX OFFICE LAST GROSS WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK TO DATE* CHART GRADE

1 -- SHANGHAI KNIGHTS $60.5 1 B- 2 -- GODS AND GENERALS $12.9 1 D+ 3 1 PHONE BOOTH $46.6 2 C 4 2 BASIC $26.5 2 C- 5 3 GANGS OF NEW YORK $77.7 3 B 6 -- FRIENDS: COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON -- 1 -- 7 5 OLD SCHOOL (WIDE-SCREEN) $74.7 6 B 8 4 HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (WIDE) $105.8 3 B 9 -- M*A*S*H: SEASON FOUR -- 1 -- 10 6 TEARS OF THE SUN $43.4 6 C

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

1 2 PHONE BOOTH $7.3 $46.6 2 C 2 1 HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS $12.1 $105.8 3 B 3 -- SHANGHAI KNIGHTS $2.8 $60.5 1 B- 4 3 BASIC $5.8 $26.5 2 C- 5 4 GANGS OF NEW YORK $9.2 $77.7 3 B 6 5 JUST MARRIED $13.4 $56.1 5 B 7 6 KANGAROO JACK $8.9 $66.7 4 D+ 8 -- GODS AND GENERALS $1.4 $12.9 1 D+ 9 8 OLD SCHOOL $12.6 $74.7 6 B 10 7 TEARS OF THE SUN $11.3 $43.4 6 C

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 20, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *IN MILLIONS

COMING UP

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COMING UP

DUEL (Universal, PG) Don't miss Steven Spielberg's full-length debut -- a classic thriller about a hapless motorist terrorized by a satanic semi.

HEAD OF STATE (DreamWorks, PG-13) Chris Rock as a candidate for President? Don't laugh; it actually could get that desperate.

THE HUNTED (Paramount, R) FBI agents Tommy Lee Jones and Connie Nielsen track down a trained assassin/loose cannon (Benicio Del Toro) who's got a mad-on for deer hunters.

THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (Warner, R) The story of the man behind stories like Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown, Robert Evans -- witness his rise, fall, and rebirth in an award-winning documentary.

THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE (Disney, PG) The Mouse House's latest tween star, Hilary Duff, takes her small-screen persona to the big screen for a European romp and a little Italian romance.

Originally posted Aug 08, 2003 Published in issue #722 Aug 08, 2003 Order article reprints