By EW Staff
Updated December 13, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

COLD TURKEY

The holiday spirit may have smiled upon one Disney movie over Thanksgiving weekend (The Santa Clause 2 jumped 19 percent), but it left Treasure Planet out in the snow with a frosty $12.1 million debut. Audiences also declined helpings of Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights and Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris, but they gobbled up warm leftovers Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Die Another Day, which, in a neck-and-neck race, landed the top two spots with $32.1 and $31 million. Must be that British charm.

TOP 20 WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND NO. OF PER-SITE IN TO GROSS* SITES[1] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Warner Bros. $32.1 3,682 $8,723 3 $200.2 2 DIE ANOTHER DAY MGM $31.0 3,324 $9,329 2 $101.4 3 THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 Disney $12.1 2,526 $4,803 5 $113.6 4 TREASURE PLANET Disney $12.1 3,227 $3,744 1 $16.6 5 ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS Columbia $9.4 2,503 $3,769 1 $14.0 6 FRIDAY AFTER NEXT New Line $7.4 1,621 $4,542 2 $25.0 7 SOLARIS 20th Century Fox $6.8 2,406 $2,807 1 $9.4 8 8 MILE Universal $5.8 2,498 $2,305 4 $107.4 9 THE RING DreamWorks $5.3 1,912 $2,752 7 $119.8 10 WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: THEY Dimension $5.1 1,615 $3,185 1 $7.6 11 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING IFC $4.0 1,257 $3,170 33 $210.6 12 THE EMPEROR’S CLUB Universal $3.5 811 $4,345 2 $9.3 13 EXTREME OPS Paramount $2.2 1,800 $1,241 1 $3.1 14 FRIDA Miramax $2.1 755 $2,815 6 $15.2 15 FAR FROM HEAVEN Focus $1.6 284 $5,772 4 $5.5 16 HALF PAST DEAD Screen Gems $1.3 990 $1,347 3 $14.7 17 BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE United Artists $1.0 217 $4,455 8 $11.9 18 EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO Samuel Goldwyn $0.7 108 $6,482 3 $2.5 19 STAR WARS: EPISODE II — ATTACK OF THE CLONES IMAX 20th Century Fox $0.6 54 $11,700 29 $308.8** 20 JACKASS THE MOVIE Paramount $0.6 725 $784 6 $63.4

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF NOV. 29-DEC. 1 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS **INCLUDES STANDARD FORMAT RELEASE

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