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Potter Slows; Shrek 2 Passes Nemo

Warner Bros. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN faced stiff competition in its second week for the weekend ended June 13, 2004, dropping nearly 63% yet still racking up nearly $35M. With vfx by ILM, Cinesite (Europe), Double Negative, Framestore CFC and The Moving Picture Co., the third POTTER movie now has cume of nearly $158M. Universals THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (with vfx by Rhythm & Hues and Double Negative) debuted in second place with $24.2M. Meanwhile, DreamWorks SHREK 2 surpassed Disney/Pixars FINDING NEMO as the top-grossing animated film of all time, adding $23.3M to its total of $353.3M.

Debuting in fourth was Foxs GARFIELD: THE MOVIE (with vfx by Rhythm & Hues), which took in $21.7M. Paramounts THE STEPFORD WIVES (with vfx by Tippett Studio) debuted in the five spot with $21.4M. Foxs THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (with vfx by Digital Domain, Hydraulx, ILM, The Orphanage, Custom Film Effects, among others) slipped to sixth place with $14.5M and $153.1M. Buena Vistas RAISING HELEN slid to seventh with $3.7M and a cume of $31.2M. Warner Bros. TROY (with vfx from Cinesite (Europe), Framestore CFC and The Moving Picture Co.) placed eighth with $3.4M and $125.6M. UAs SAVED! collected $2.5M to finish ninth with a cume of $3.7M. Paramounts MEAN GIRLS came in 10th with $1.4M and $81.3M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.

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