FILM: BOX OFFICE

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UK films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 1 AUGUST

1 (-) Austin Powers 2 (12) New pounds 6,005,087

Groovy, baby!

2 (1) Star Wars: Episode 1 (U) 3 pounds 9,512,295

Disappointing prequel to the famous trilogy

3 (2) The Mummy (12) 6 pounds 14,831,670

`Raiders of the Lost Ark' meets `Evil Dead II'. Only worse.

4 (3) Notting Hill (15) 11 pounds 25,937,638

Ms Celebrity meets Mr Ordinary

5 (4) The Matrix (15) 8 pounds 15,772,288

Starring some special effects and a man called Keanu

6 (5) Entrapment (15) 5 pounds 4,990,881

Somewhat flat Connery and Zeta-Jones crime caper

7 (5) 10 Things I Hate About You (12) 4 pounds 2,194,944

American teen version of `The Taming of the Shrew'

8 (7) Cruel Intentions (15) 7 pounds 3,893,080

American teen version of `Les Liaisons Dangeureuses'

9 (8) Mulan (U) 5 pounds 9,321,607

Recent Disney re-released for the summer

10 (-) Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin (PG) New pounds 21,087

Bollywood musical with Mahima Chowdhary

US films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 1 AUGUST

1 (-) Runaway Bride New $35,055,556

Woman ditches string of men at altar

2 (-) The Blair Witch Project New $36,140,299

Hand-held horror movie UK release:29 Oct

3 (-) Deep Blue Sea New $25,164,533

Unofficial `Jaws' sequel UK release: 22 Oct

4 (1) The Haunting 2 $63,966,505

Hill House comes alive UK release: 24 Sept

5 (2) Inspector Gadget 2 $47,851,589

Film version of the classic 1980s cartoon

6 (3) American Pie 2 $45,522,645

High-school boys try to lose their virginity before the prom

7 (4) Eyes Wide Shut 3 $48,652,355

Cruise, Kidman and Kubrick

8 (5) Big Daddy 6 $152,661,284

More toilet humour from Adam Sandler UK release 1 Oct

9 Star Wars: Episode 1 11 $408.597,032 The return of George Lucas

10 (-) Tarzan 5 $142,973,292 Disney's latest animation UK release: 22 Oct

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