By EW Staff
Updated October 25, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

‘KING’ OF THE HILL

When the rock is heading toward you, common sense tells you to get out of the way. So it was in the video world this week, as The Scorpion King was the only new release to place in the top 10 on the VHS rental chart. The pro wrestler’s sword-and-sorcery epic also performed well on DVD, leaving room for only the fantastical French flick Brotherhood of the Wolf and Grease, which is, after all, the word. And there’s no arguing with the word.

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS VIDEO BOX OFFICE WEEKS EW LAST GROSS TO GROSS TO ON VIDEO WEEK DATE DATE CHART GRADE

1 — THE SCORPION KING The Rock 1 $4.5 $90.5 C+ 2 1 PANIC ROOM Jodie Foster 3 $12.6 $95.3 B- 3 3 MURDER BY NUMBERS Sandra Bullock 2 $5.9 $31.9 C- 4 2 MONSTERS, INC. Animated 3 $11.0 $255.9 A 5 4 CHANGING LANES Ben Affleck 4 $13.5 $66.8 B 6 5 BIG FAT LIAR Frankie Muniz 2 $3.7 $47.8 B+ 7 6 HIGH CRIMES Ashley Judd 6 $17.4 $41.5 C 8 7 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS Josh Hartnett 3 $4.8 $38.0 C+ 9 8 FRAILTY Bill Paxton 3 $4.6 $13.1 B+ 10 9 THE ROOKIE Dennis Quaid 6 $16.4 $75.6 A-

TOP 10 DVD SALES

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

1 — THE SCORPION KING (WIDE-SCREEN) The Rock $90.5 1 C+ 2 1 MONSTERS, INC. Animated $255.9 3 A 3 — THE SCORPION KING (FULL-SCREEN) The Rock $90.5 1 C+ 4 — BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF Samuel Le Bihan $10.9 1 B- 5 5 PANIC ROOM Jodie Foster $95.3 3 B- 6 2 A HARD DAY’S NIGHT The Beatles $1.0 2 A 7 — GREASE (WIDE-SCREEN) John Travolta $28.4 1 B 8 8 BLADE II Wesley Snipes $81.7 5 B- 9 6 CHANGING LANES Ben Affleck $66.8 4 B 10 7 THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Jim Caviezel $54.2 4 B-

SOURCE: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 13, 2002. *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI AND EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO., INC.

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