The Charts

'Matrix' Mayhem

Just a few weeks before they set off to meet their maker, Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity managed to mount a full-scale assault on the video charts as ''The Matrix Reloaded'' claimed both of the No. 1 debut spots. While such tough competition may have scared other movies away, horror flicks ''Wrong Turn'' and the original ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' refused to be spooked: Both were top 10 sellers thanks to their devoted fans, who were clearly craving a diet high in red-meat protein.

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

1 -- THE MATRIX RELOADED (WIDE) $281.4 1 C+ 2 1 THE LION KING: PLATINUM EDITION (WIDE) $312.9 2 A- 3 2 THE ITALIAN JOB (WIDE) $106.1 2 B- 4 3 SCARFACE ANNIVERSARY EDITION (WIDE) $44.7 3 B- 5 -- WRONG TURN $15.4 1 D+ 6 -- THE MATRIX $171.4 102 B+ 7 -- THE MATRIX RELOADED (FULL) $281.4 1 C+ 8 -- THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE N/A 1 A- 9 4 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (WIDE) $127.1 3 C+ 10 5 HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE $30.8 2 C-

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

1 -- THE MATRIX RELOADED $3.9 $281.4 1 C+ 2 1 THE ITALIAN JOB $5.7 $106.1 2 B- 3 2 DADDY DAY CARE $9.4 $104.1 4 B- 4 -- WRONG TURN $1.6 $15.4 1 D+ 5 3 DREAMCATCHER $6.5 $33.7 3 D 6 6 HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE $3.2 $30.8 2 C- 7 7 THE IN-LAWS $3.2 $20.5 2 C 8 5 ANGER MANAGEMENT $12.3 $134.2 5 C 9 4 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS $6.3 $127.1 3 C+ 10 8 HOLES $6.2 $67.4 4 B+

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 19, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *IN MILLIONS

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THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWS FEATURING THE BEATLES (Unrated, 240 mins., SOFA) The Fab Four invade your living room like it's 1964 in the first complete four-episode DVD that begins with their Stateside bow. We love, love it, do!

LON CHANEY COLLECTION (Unrated, 5 hrs., 25 mins., Warner) The man of a thousand faces returns to DVD with favorites The Ace of Hearts, The Unknown, and Laugh, Clown, Laugh, plus a Turner Classic Movies doc on the actor.

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (PG, 87 mins., DreamWorks) Anime director Satoshi Kon's award-winning feature follows a reporter who unravels the mysterious disappearance of a movie star at the height of her career.

NAQOYQATSI (PG, 89 mins., Buena Vista) The final installment of Godfrey Reggio's musical trilogy -- set to the music of Philip Glass, performed by Yo-Yo Ma -- explores what happens when modern technology meets nature.

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