By EW Staff
Updated April 04, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
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HOLLYWOOD LESSON OF THE week No. 1: Owen Wilson in a multicultural buddy action comedy–a la Shanghai Noon–does not necessarily a hit make, even when his pal is Eddie Murphy (whose 1982 48 HRS. kick-started the genre). And so I Spy was critically and commercially roasted when it hit theaters. Hollywood lesson of the week No. 2: On video, none of that matters. Renters, clearly, kinda like box office flops.

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS LAST VIDEO BOX OFFICE WEEKS EW WEEK GROSS TO GROSS TO ON VIDEO DATE DATE CHART GRADE 1 1 THE RING Naomi Watts $8.9 $128.6 2 B+ 2 — I SPY Eddie Murphy $2.8 $33.1 1 D- 3 — SWIMFAN Erika Christensen $2.5 $28.6 1 C- 4 2 ROAD TO PERDITION Tom Hanks $11.6 $104.3 3 B+ 5 4 ONE HOUR PHOTO Robin Williams $12.4 $31.6 4 B 6 3 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $23.1 $241.4 5 B 7 5 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Reese Witherspoon $23.6 $127.2 6 C- 8 6 HALF PAST DEAD Steven Seagal $4.1 $15.7 2 C 9 — WHITE OLEANDER Michelle Pfeiffer $1.6 $16.4 1 B- 10 7 THE TUXEDO Jackie Chan $6.9 $50.4 3 C+

TOP 10 DVD SALES LAST GROSS TO WEEKS ON EW VIDEO WEEK DATE* CHART GRADE 1 — I SPY Eddie Murphy $33.1 1 D- 2 — SWIMFAN Erika Christensen $28.6 1 C- 3 2 THE RING (FULL-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 2 B+ 4 1 THE OSBOURNES: THE FIRST SEASON… Ozzy Osbourne — 2 B 5 5 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Nia Vardalos $241.4 5 B 6 3 HALF PAST DEAD Steven Seagal $15.7 2 C 7 — INSPECTOR GADGET 2 French Stewart — 1 D+ 8 4 THE RING (WIDE-SCREEN) Naomi Watts $128.6 2 B+ 9 7 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Reese Witherspoon $127.2 6 C- 10 6 ROAD TO PERDITION (WIDE-SCREEN) Tom Hanks $104.3 3 B+ SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 16, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *BOX OFFICE GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

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