FILM: BOX OFFICE

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UK films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 8 AUGUST

1 (1) Austin Powers 2 (12) 2 pounds 13,326,385 Groovy, baby!

2 (2) Star Wars: Episode 1 (U) 4 pounds 34,447,401

Disappointing prequel to the famous trilogy

3 (4) Notting Hill (15) 12 pounds 27,057,941

Ms Celebrity meets Mr Ordinary

4 (3) The Mummy (12) 7 pounds 15, 757,698

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

5 (5) The Matrix (15) 9 pounds 16,210,458

Starring some special effects and a man called Keanu

6 (7) 10 Things I Hate About You (12) 5 pounds 2,585,389

American teen version of `The Taming of the Shrew'

7 (6) Entrapment (15) 6 pounds 5,327,390

Somewhat flat Connery and Zeta-Jones crime caper

8 (-) Doug's 1st Movie (U) 1 pounds 148,492

Cartoon pre-pubescent love story

9 (8) Cruel Intentions (15) 9 pounds 4,000,250 American teen version of `Les Liaisons Dangeureuses'

10 (9) Mulan (U) 6 pounds 9,359,612 Recent Disney re-released for the summer

US films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 8 AUGUST

1 (-) The Sixth Sense New $26,681,262

Supernatural Bruce Willis thriller

2 (2) The Blair Witch Project 4 $80,049,728

Hand-held horror movie UK release:29 Oct

3 (1) Runaway Bride 2 $73,820,993

Woman ditches string of men at altar

4 (-) The Thomas Crown Affair New $14,600,719

Brosnan tries to fill McQueen's shoes UK release: 20 Oct

5 (3) Deep Blue Sea 2 $45,511,440

Unofficial `Jaws' sequel UK release: 22 Oct

6 (-) Mystery Men New $10,017,865

Silly superheroes save city UK release: 15 Oct

7 (5) Inspector Gadget 3 $64,779,601

Film version of the classic 1980s cartoon

8 (6) The Haunting 3 $77,340,946

Hill House comes alive UK release: 24 Sept

9 (-) The Iron Giant New $5,752,816

Animation loosely based on Ted Hughes's `Iron Man'

10 (11) American Pie 5 $85,508,040

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

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