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Dino Soars To The Top Of US Box Office

Proving the further back in history movies go the more money they make, Disneys DINOSAUR stepped over the two week champion GLADIATOR. The nine-digit price-tagged prehistoric epic grossed US$38.85 million. DreamWorks GLADIATOR dazzled audiences to the tune of another $19.75 million. The Roman romp in only three weeks of release has made a total of $103.1 million. Slipping a spot to #4, U-571 grossed an additional $4.64 million. The Universal U-boat adventure has made $64.39 million thus far in the U.S. New Lines FREQUENCY dropped to 5th place making $4.34 million. The son and father sci-fi flick has a cume of $30.37 million. Feeling the punch of the worst reviews in years, BATTLEFIELD EARTH toppled to 6th place, fleecing uninformed moviegoers for another $3.92 million. John Travoltas labor of love has unearthed a total of $18.26 million. With live-action ROAD TRIP filling viewers needs of flatulence fun, THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS fell to #10 from 5th place. The prehistoric prequel made another $2.54 million, raising its cume to $27.83 million. Other animated and special effects laden films finishing in the top fifty were: FINAL DESTINATION at #18, with a gross of $683,666 and a cume of $50.84 million; ROMEO MUST DIE at #25, with a gross of $325,599 and a cume of $55.19 million; MISSION TO MARS at #27, with a gross of $302,542 and a cume of $59.54 million; AMERICAN BEAUTY at #30, with a gross of $193,216 and a cume of $129.7 million; THE ROAD TO EL DORADO at #31, with a gross of $182,751 and a cume of $49.49 million; TOY STORY 2 at #32, with a gross of $180,640 and a cume of $245 million; T-REX: BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS at #35, with a gross of $138,665 and a cume of $29.37 million; PITCH BLACK at #41, with a gross of $89,597 and a cume of $39.03 million; and ALIEN ADVENTURE at #44, with a gross of $70,334 and a cume of $0.88 million. Box office reports obtained in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

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