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The Charts

‘Recruit’ Drive

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‘RECRUIT’ DRIVE This week, Colin Farrell gets his Irish up…to the top slot: His sexy spy thriller, The Recruit (costarring Al Pacino), crowned both the DVD and the VHS charts, while his main competition, Adrien Brody’s Oscar-winning Holocaust drama The Pianist, made a lukewarm showing at No. 4 and No. 9, respectively. Apparently, videophiles opted for light and fluffy instead of historical heavy. However, they clearly didn’t mind some heavy metal: Led Zeppelin’s self-titled two-disc set — packed with hours of never-before-seen live footage — took off on DVD, marking one of the few times a music title has cracked the top 10. It has been a long time since they rock & rolled.

TOP 10 DVD SALES

LAST GROSS WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK TO DATE* CHART GRADE

1 — THE RECRUIT $52.8 1 B- 2 — LED ZEPPELIN — 1 — 3 — NATIONAL SECURITY $35.8 1 C+ 4 — THE PIANIST $32.5 1 A- 5 — A GUY THING $15.5 1 D- 6 1 STAR TREK: NEMESIS (WIDE-SCREEN) $43.1 2 B+ 7 4 THE MATRIX $171.4 96 B+ 8 2 ANTWONE FISHER (WIDE-SCREEN) 21.1 2 B+ 9 5 SEX AND THE CITY: FOURTH SEASON — 2 A- 10 6 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (WIDE-SCREEN) $164.5 4 B+

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

VIDEO BOX OFFICE LAST GROSS GROSS WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK TO DATE TO DATE CHART GRADE

1 — THE RECRUIT $3.8 $52.8 1 B- 2 — NATIONAL SECURITY $3.0 $35.8 1 C+ 3 1 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN $16.5 $164.5 4 B+ 4 2 ANTWONE FISHER $5.0 $21.1 2 B+ 5 5 THE HOT CHICK $6.6 $35.0 3 B 6 3 TWO WEEKS NOTICE $16.4 $93.3 5 C+ 7 4 ANALYZE THAT $6.8 $32.1 3 C+ 8 — A GUY THING $1.6 $15.5 1 D- 9 — THE PIANIST $1.5 $32.5 1 A- 10 6 ADAPTATION $2.9 $22.2 2 B+

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 1, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

COMING UP

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COMING UP

DARK BLUE (MGM, R) Kurt Russell stars as a veteran LAPD detective mired in the underbelly of police corruption right before the ’92 L.A. riots.

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax, R) You think Manhattan’s a tough town now? Take a look at Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated turn-of-the-century epic.

KANGAROO JACK (Warner, PG) There’s probably a funny way to describe a movie about two fools and a money-thieving marsupial, but it’s not worth the effort.