By EW Staff
Updated March 30, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

He always said he’d be back. Ah-nuld’s cloning thriller The 6th Day achieved at the rental counter what it couldn’t muster at the box office: a No. 2 opening. It was enough to rock Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, which had to settle for third, despite four Oscar nods. And if you detect a whiff of ganja coming from a few slots down on the chart, that’s just Wonder Boys: The well-liked picaresque got smoked with a lackluster No. 6 debut.

TAPE RENTALS

LAST GROSS TO WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK DATE CHART GRADE

1 1 MEET THE PARENTS $166.0* 2 C Robert De Niro 2 — THE 6TH DAY $34.5* 1 C Arnold Schwarzenegger 3 — ALMOST FAMOUS $32.4* 1 A- Patrick Fugit 4 2 BEDAZZLED $37.9 3 C Brendan Fraser 5 3 THE CONTENDER $17.8 2 B+ Joan Allen 6 — WONDER BOYS $19.4* 1 B+ Michael Douglas 7 5 WHAT LIES BENEATH $155.4 7 B+ Michelle Pfeiffer 8 6 BRING IT ON $68.4 5 B Kirsten Dunst 9 7 THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY $38.2 3 B- Steve Harvey 10 4 NURSE BETTY $25.2 3 C- Renee Zellweger 11 8 THE WATCHER $28.9 4 C- James Spader 12 — THE CREW $13.0* 1 D Burt Reynolds 13 9 BLESS THE CHILD $29.4 5 D Kim Basinger 14 10 ME, MYSELF & IRENE $90.6 10 C Jim Carrey 15 13 COYOTE UGLY $60.8 9 C- Piper Perabo 16 — THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER $11.5* 1 A Jackie Chan 17 11 LOST SOULS $16.8 3 D Winona Ryder 18 15 LADY AND THE TRAMP II… — 3 B Animated 19 17 GLADIATOR $186.6 17 A Russell Crowe 20 16 DISNEY’S THE KID $69.7 8 B+ Bruce Willis

BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS. SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC., AND EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO. INC. SOURCE: VIDEO BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 18, 2001 *ESTIMATED FIGURES PROVIDED BY BASELINE

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