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THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL tops US boxoffice

Newly released Warner Bros.' THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, with visual effectsby Hollywood, California-based K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc., topped the USweekend boxoffice with an estimated $15.1 million. The film is a remake ofthe 1958 William Castle horror film that starred Vincent Price. BuenaVista's THE SIXTH SENSE, with visual effects by DreamQuest, finishedeighth, grossing an estimated $3.2 million for a total of $259.8 million;and the American version of Hayao Miyazaki's PRINCESS MONONOKE, which isthe top grossing movie of all time in Japan, was given a limited, eighttheater release for its first week by Miramax Films and grossed anestimated $140,000. That averages to a very good $17,500 per screen. (Bycomparison, THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL averaged $5572 per screen.) Morescreens will be added next week. Its ranking is not yet known, but the filmprobably made the top thirty.

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