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Vamp It Up

Call us juvenile, but now that ''Underworld'' had the week's strongest opening (first place, $21.8 million) we don't feel so bad about all those posters of Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman papering our rooms. On the other hand, we're not so proud of our once-trendy Haley Joel Osment backpacks (his ''Secondhand Lions'' opened at No. 2) anymore. And those autographed photos of Cuba Gooding Jr. (''The Fighting Temptations'', No. 3) and Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid (''Cold Creek Manor'', No. 5), the ones that hang over our beds in the heart-shaped velvet frames? They're going into the attic -- right next to that Woody Allen (''Anything Else'', No. 12) Trapper Keeper that's been gathering dust for years.

TOP 20

WEEKEND NUMBER WEEKEND WEEKS IN GROSS GROSS* OF SITES PER SITE RELEASE TO DATE AVERAGE

1 UNDERWORLD $21.8 2,915 $7,463 1 $21.8 2 SECONDHAND LIONS $12.1 3,013 $4,029 1 $12.1 3 THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS $11.8 2,026 $5,804 1 $11.8 4 ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO $11.0 3,289 $3,347 2 $41.0 5 COLD CREEK MANOR $8.2 2,035 $4,025 1 $8.2 6 MATCHSTICK MEN $7.6 2,711 $2,786 2 $24.2 7 CABIN FEVER $3.9 2,105 $1,857 2 $14.7 8 DICKIE ROBERTS $3.8 2,083 $1,816 3 $17.3 9 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $3.5 1,746 $1,994 11 $292.5 10 LOST IN TRANSLATION $2.6 183 $14,332 2 $4.0 11 FREAKY FRIDAY $2.5 1,850 $1,373 7 $105.1 12 ANYTHING ELSE $1.7 1,033 $1,620 1 $1.7 13 SEABISCUIT $1.6 1,417 $1,145 9 $116.0 14 OPEN RANGE $1.4 1,465 $963 6 $55.8 15 S.W.A.T. $1.2 1,278 $968 7 $114.7 16 JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 $1.0 1,358 $742 4 $33.6 17 MAMBO ITALIANO $0.7 178 $4,127 16 $3.8 18 AMERICAN WEDDING $0.5 561 $980 8 $103.4 19 UPTOWN GIRLS $0.5 676 $797 6 $36.3 20 AMERICAN SPLENDOR $0.5 260 $1,963 6 $4.6

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF SEPT. 19-21 *WEEKEND-GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

DIANE LANE Select Films

NUMBER OPENING DOMESTIC OF SITES WEEKEND* GROSS*

5/8/02 Unfaithful 2,617 $14.1 $52.8 9/14/01 HARDBALL 2,137 $9.4 $40.2 9/14/01 THE GLASS HOUSE 1,591 $5.7 $18.2 6/30/00 THE PERFECT STORM 3,407 $41.3 $182.6 4/18/97 MURDER AT 1600 2,152 $8.0 $25.8 6/30/95 JUDGE DREDD 2,204 $12.3 $34.7 12/14/84 THE COTTON CLUB 808 $2.9 $25.9 10/7/83 RUMBLE FISH 1 $0.02 $2.5 3/25/83 THE OUTSIDERS N/A N/A $25.7 1979 A LITTLE ROMANCE N/A N/A $7.5

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