By EW Staff
Updated November 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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MURPHY’S LAW

It was a tug-of-war of sorts on the chart this week, between the gross-out daddy-would-you-like-some-sausage fest of Tom Green’s Freddy Got Fingered and Eddie Murphy’s heartwarming talk-to-the-animals routine in Dr. Dolittle 2. But the renters have spoken, and Eddie Murphy walks away with the Big Debut trophy–not a surprise, since Dolittle grossed almost 10 times as much as Freddy in theaters. It won’t be the first time that crazy Eddie bowed high on the charts with a sequel: The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps came in at No. 2 when it made its video premiere last December.

TAPE RENTALS

LAST GROSS WEEKS EW WEEK TO ON VIDEO DATE CHART GRADE

1 — DR. DOLITTLE 2 Eddie Murphy $112.9 1 B 2 1 CATS & DOGS Jeff Goldblum $93.2 2 D- 3 2 THE MUMMY RETURNS Brendan Fraser $202.0 4 C- 4 — FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN Animated $32.1 1 C- 5 3 ALONG CAME A SPIDER Morgan Freeman $74.1 5 C- 6 4 A KNIGHT’S TALE Heath Ledger $56.1 5 D+ 7 — FREDDY GOT FINGERED Tom Green $14.3 1 F 8 — ANGEL EYES Jennifer Lopez $24.0 1 B- 9 5 BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY Renee Zellweger $71.5 3 B+ 10 7 BLOW Johnny Depp $53.0 7 C- 11 6 HEARTBREAKERS Sigourney Weaver $40.3 4 C 12 9 EXIT WOUNDS Steven Seagal $51.8 9 C 13 8 SPY KIDS Antonio Banderas $112.7 6 C+ 14 11 SOMEONE LIKE YOU Ashley Judd $27.3 6 B 15 13 JOE DIRT David Spade $27.1 9 B 16 12 DRIVEN Sylvester Stallone $32.6 6 C- 17 16 15 MINUTES Robert De Niro $24.4 11 D+ 18 17 MEMENTO Guy Pearce $25.4 8 A- 19 14 HANNIBAL Anthony Hopkins $165.1 10 B 20 10 ONE NIGHT AT MCCOOL’S Liv Tyler $6.3 3 D

SOURCE: VIDEO BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 28, 2001 BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC., AND EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO. INC.

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