See how hits like ''Big Daddy'' and ''The Matrix'' fared with the Web's most informed film critics

By Josh Wolk
Updated January 20, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
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Pokemon The First Movie

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Money isn’t everything: Last week EW Online looked at the 25 top grossing films of 1999, so now it’s time to examine our readers’ favorite movies of the year, as graded in our ongoing Critical Mass Movie Poll.

Judging by the final lineup (printed below from best to worst), EW readers are no pushovers: The highest grade given to any film is an A- (The Oscar-buzzed ”American Beauty” and ”The Sixth Sense” are two of the eight movies earning this high mark). And top grossers and top grades did not necessarily go together: ”Double Jeopardy,” the year’s No. 13 movie, got only a B-, as did 16th-place ”The General’s Daughter.” ”Wild Wild West” (No. 14) received a pitiable C-.

Here, then, are EW Online readers’ Critical Mass grades for 1999 movies, compared to the grades from the EW magazine critics, each film’s total box office gross, and its final box office ranking.

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Pokemon The First Movie

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