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NOT-SO-HIGH 'ART'

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And now for the Elie Samaha report. The producer behind such masterworks as The Whole Nine Yards (which topped the chart for two weeks) sees three of his theatrical flops hit shelves in the coming weeks, starting with The Art of War, whose fifth-place bow actually takes star Wesley Snipes up a peg from his 1999 No. 6 debut Blade. Next, Samaha delivers Battlefield Earth, followed by Get Carter. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

TAPE RENTALS

LAST GROSS TO WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK DATE CHART GRADE

1 1 SCARY MOVIE Marlon Wayans $157.0 3 C+ 2 3 GONE IN 60 SECONDS Nicolas Cage $101.7 4 D 3 2 THE CELL Jennifer Lopez $61.3 2 C+ 4 4 GLADIATOR Russell Crowe $186.6 6 A 5 — THE ART OF WAR Wesley Snipes $30.2 1 C- 6 8 THE PERFECT STORM George Clooney $182.5 7 C 7 5 NUTTY PROFESSOR II… Eddie Murphy $123.2 4 C- 8 6 SHAFT Samuel L. Jackson $70.3 3 C+ 9 9 THE PATRIOT Mel Gibson $113.3 10 C+ 10 19 ROAD TRIP Breckin Meyer $68.5 2 C- 11 10 THE REPLACEMENTS Keanu Reeves $44.7 5 C 12 11 BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE Martin Lawrence $117.5 7 D+ 13 15 FREQUENCY Dennis Quaid $45.0 9 B 14 13 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 Tom Cruise $215.4 8 B+ 15 17 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Samuel L. Jackson $61.3 12 C- 16 12 LOSER Jason Biggs $15.6 2 D+ 17 14 X-MEN Patrick Stewart $157.3 6 C+ 18 20 U-571 Matthew McConaughey $77.1 13 B+ 19 26 RETURN TO ME David Duchovny $37.7 9 B+ 20 16 CHICKEN RUN Animated $106.8 6 A-

SOURCE: VIDEO BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING DEC. 31, 2000 BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS. SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC., AND EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO. INC.