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Head Of The Class

Was it the 3-D glasses that made videophiles crazy for Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over? The family fantasy sold more than 2 million copies. And those looking for a more adult brand of humor couldn't get enough of Dave Chappelle -- much to the studio's surprise, discs of his show's first season flew off the shelves and hit Amazon's best-seller list. Who says pushing the envelope doesn't pay?

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

1 -- SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER $111.8 1 B** 2 -- THE MISSING (WIDE) $26.9 1 C+ 3 1 THE LION KING 1 1/2 -- 3 B 4 -- MATCHSTICK MEN (WIDE) $36.9 1 B 5 -- CHAPPELLE'S SHOW: SEASON ONE -- 1 A- 6 2 RUNAWAY JURY (WIDE) $49.4 2 B- 7 5 RADIO $52.3 5 C+** 8 4 LOST IN TRANSLATION (WIDE) $43.9 4 A 9 9 OPEN RANGE $58.3 6 B** 10 10 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $305.4 13 B

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

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

LAST WEEK

1 -- THE MISSING $1.6 $26.9 1 C+ 2 -- MATCHSTICK MEN $1.6 $36.9 1 B 3 1 RUNAWAY JURY $3.3 $49.4 2 B- 4 2 RADIO $7.7 $52.3 5 C+** 5 3 SECONDHAND LIONS $5.1 $41.5 4 C+** 6 -- SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER $0.8 $111.8 1 B** 7 4 INTOLERABLE CRUELTY $3.1 $35.2 3 C 8 5 THE LION KING 1 1/2 $2.7 -- 3 B 9 8 DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR $1.5 $22.7 2 C+ 10 7 UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN $3.8 $43.6 4 C+**

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/RENTRAK FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEB. 29 2004; NIELSEN EDI *IN MILLIONS

RECENT RELEASE EW GRADE**

CROUPIER (Unrated, 94 mins., 1998, Image) A burned-out writer A- (the smoldering Clive Owen) seeks refuge behind the blackjack table at a local casino. On the side, the dealer does a little gambling of his own.

ALSO IN STORES

RAQUEL WELCH COLLECTION: ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., FATHOM, BANDOLERO!, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE, MOTHER, JUGS & SPEED (Unrated, 92/99/94/94/95 mins., 1966 -- 76, Fox) Two words: fur bikini. Whether the bombshell is playing a cave-dwelling tribeswoman, a Mexican bandit, or a transsexual, the set is all about her sex appeal. Okay, stop drooling.

THE BOYS OF 2ND STREET PARK (R, 91 mins., 2003, Showtime Entertainment) Ron Berger and Dan Klores' award-winning documentary chronicles -- through interviews and archived materials -- six men in the 1960s whose fates were dramatically altered by love, sex, drugs, and war.

THE SLUGGER'S WIFE (PG-13, 103 mins., 1985, Columbia TriStar) A baseball legend (Michael O'Keefe) and a rock star (Rebecca De Mornay) strike a chord, but find that marital harmony may be out of their league.

** ORIGINAL THEATRICAL GRADE

Originally posted Mar 19, 2004 Published in issue #756 Mar 19, 2004 Order article reprints
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