EW Staff
June 29, 2001 AT 04:00 AM EDT

JOLIE’S GOOD SHOW

Thanks to gaming geeks and Angelina Jolie aficionados, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider excavated hefty $47.7 million from moviegoers’ wallets, the biggest debut for a female-led film, according to Paramount. (Sorry Charlie…your Angels will have to settle for second place.) On the ‘toon front: After one-week exclusives in New York and L.A., Disney’s similarly punctuated Atlantis: The Lost Empire opened wide with $20.3 million in receipts, while that other animated feature became the year’s highest-grossing film so far, earning 197.5 million greenbacks in just five weeks.

NO. OF WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND SITES PER-SITE IN TO TOP 20 GROSS* [**] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER Paramount $47.7 3,308 $14,430 1 $47.7 2 ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE Walt Disney $20.3 3,011 $6,756 2 $20.8 3 SHREK DreamWorks $13.1 3,317 $3,974 5 $197.5 4 SWORDFISH Warner Bros. $12.7 2,668 $4,770 2 $39.8 5 PEARL HARBOR Touchstone $9.9 3,140 $3,140 4 $160.4 6 EVOLUTION DreamWorks $6.6 2,613 $2,532 2 $25.6 7 THE ANIMAL Columbia/Revolution $5.8 2,741 $2,118 3 $45.5 8 MOULIN ROUGE 20th Century Fox $5.0 2,084 $2,414 5 $36.6 9 WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? MGM $3.0 1,927 $1,560 3 $27.7 10 THE MUMMY RETURNS Universal $2.7 1,777 $1,520 7 $193.5 11 MEMENTO Newmarket $0.7 398 $1,843 14 $18.4 12 A KNIGHT’S TALE Columbia $0.7 925 $774 6 $54.3 13 BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY Miramax $0.7 666 $1,046 10 $68.7 14 WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY… Miramax $0.4 220 $1,749 9 $2.5 15 LAGAAN Set Picture $0.3 34 $8,393 1 $0.3 16 ALONG CAME A SPIDER Paramount $0.2 308 $632 11 $72.8 17 THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY Fine Line $0.2 16 $12,114 2 $0.4 18 SEXY BEAST Fox Searchlight $0.2 9 $18,928 1 $0.2 19 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Touchstone $0.2 274 $609 26 $44.9 20 THE GOLDEN BOWL Lions Gate $0.2 101 $1,611 8 $2.0

SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC. WEEKEND OF JUNE 15-17. *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [**]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

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