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Slash And Earn

In spite of all that bloodshed, Freddy vs. Jason stayed alive at No. 1 for a second week as the top four -- including solid holdovers Open Range and Freaky Friday -- avoided the grim reaper. In fifth place, Jackie Chan's The Medallion led a slate of weak (and long-delayed) newcomers, including My Boss's Daughter and Marci X. Indies, meanwhile, fared better, as the widely praised American Splendor (No. 24) and Thirteen (No. 42) boasted beefy averages, and the widely panned The Battle of Shaker Heights (No. 54) exceeded expectations. Finally, Finding Nemo swam, gimpy fin and all, past Forrest Gump and The Lion King to No. 8 on the all-time list. It is now the highest-grossing animated movie ever.

NUMBER WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND OF PER-SITE IN TO TOP 20 GROSS* SITES[1] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 FREDDY VS. JASON $13.2 3,014 $4,364 2 $61.2 2 S.W.A.T. $10.6 3,204 $3,303 3 $87.8 3 OPEN RANGE $9.5 2,163 $4,383 2 $29.3 4 FREAKY FRIDAY $9.3 3,058 $3,043 3 $74.4 5 THE MEDALLION $8.1 2,648 $3,063 1 $8.1 6 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $7.3 2,404 $3,026 7 $260.9 7 SEABISCUIT $6.2 2,534 $2,435 5 $92.9 8 UPTOWN GIRLS $5.6 2,495 $2,247 2 $22.3 9 AMERICAN WEDDING $5.5 2,467 $2,215 4 $90.5 10 MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER $4.9 2,201 $2,206 1 $4.9 11 SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER $2.8 2,429 $1,149 5 $102.3 12 BAD BOYS II $2.0 1,202 $1,690 6 $132.3 13 LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER $1.5 1,272 $1,182 5 $62.0 14 LE DIVORCE $1.4 422 $3,242 3 $3.6 15 FINDING NEMO $1.0 838 $1,240 13 $329.8 16 CHARLIE'S ANGELS: $1.0 542 $1,853 9 $99.5 FULL THROTTLE 17 MARCI X $0.9 1,200 $727 1 $0.9 18 GRIND $0.8 2,253 $363 2 $4.5 19 DIRTY PRETTY THINGS $0.7 240 $2,880 6 $2.9 20 THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY... $0.7 422 $1,564 7 $64.5

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF AUG. 22-24 *WEEKEND-GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

NUMBER OPENING DOMESTIC HOLLY HUNTER Selected Films OF SITES WEEKEND* GROSS

9/27/02 MOONLIGHT MILE 22 $0.3 $6.8 12/22/00 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? 5 $0.2 $45.5 10/30/98 LIVING OUT LOUD 8 $0.2 $12.9 3/21/97 CRASH 339 $0.7 $2.0 11/3/95 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 1,000 $4.0 $17.5 10/27/95 COPYCAT 1,390 $5.2 $32.0 11/12/93 THE PIANO 4 $0.2 $40.2 4/28/89 MISS FIRECRACKER 6 $0.05 $1.8 12/16/87 BROADCAST NEWS 7 $0.2 $49.2 3/11/87 RAISING ARIZONA 1 $0.04 $21.2

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