FILM: BOX OFFICE

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UK films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 5 SEPT

1 (1) South Park (15) 2 pounds 3,530,497

A movie with a baked potato at its heart

2 (2) Star Wars: Episode 1 (U) 8 pounds 47,077,290

Ewan has a bad-hair day

3 (3) Never Been Kissed (12) 2 pounds 2,187,378

Drew Barrymore has a bad-hair day and gets laughed at

4 (4) Austin Powers 2 (12) 6 pounds 24,155,929

A bit similar to Austin Powers 1, really

5 (5) The Thomas Crown Affair (15) 3 pounds 3,457,990

Golf, gliding, sailing and art theft are actually not sexy

6 (6) Mickey Blue Eyes (15) 3 pounds 3,453,766

Hugh Grant marries into the Mob

7 (-) Go (18) New pounds 481,471

Pulp Fiction for the E generation

8 (8) Life (15) 2 pounds 899,283

A mature Eddie Murphy movie. Honestly

9 (-) The 13th Warrior (15) New pounds 215,046

Three good battle scenes and some stuff about Vikings

10 (7) Wild Wild West (12) 4 pounds 6,502,434

The fresh prince of Hollywood saves another blockbuster

US films

THIS LAST WEEKS GROSS

WEEK WEEK IN CHART TO 5 SEPT

1 (1) The Sixth Sense 5 $176,245,282

Supernatural thrills with Bruce Willis

2 (3) The Runaway Bride 6 $135,504,513

Richard Gere & Julia Roberts rom-com UK Release: 8 Oct

3 (2) The 13th Warrior 2 $22,393,026

John McTiernan's daft Braveheart-alike

4 (4) Bowfinger 4 $55,870,320

Steve Martin & Eddie Murphy satire UK release: 22 Oct

5 (6) The Thomas Crown Affair 5 $57,652,861

They shouldn't have changed the ending

6 (-) Chill Factor New $6,872,448

Unremarkable action

7 (5) Mickey Blue Eyes 3 $27,314,758

Hugh Grant & James Caan parody themselves

8 (8) The Blair Witch Project 7 $133,839,255 If you go down to the woods today ... UK release: 29 Oct

9 (9) The Astronaut's Wife 2 $8,910,055

Spaceman Johnny Depp acts weird UK release: 24 Sept

10 (10) The Muse 2 $8,592,473

Albert Brooks's Hollywood satire with Sharon Stone

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