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Sin City Beats Beauty Shop

Robert Rodriguez faithful adaptation of Frank Millers SIN CITY exceeded all expectations in its box office debut for the weekend ended April 3, 2005, bringing home $29.1M for Dimension (thanks to vfx support from CafeFx, Hybride and The Orphanage). Debuting in a distant second was MGMs comedy, BEAUTY SHOP, which collected $12.8M. Sonys GUESS WHO, last weeks winner, dropped to third place with $12.7M and a two-week cume of $41M. Holding on to fourth place for Fox/Blue Sky was ROBOTS, with $9.8M, becoming only the 13th 3D-animated feature to surpass $100M at $104.2M. , Warner Bros. MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED AND FABULOUS fell to fifth in its second week with $8.1M and $31.1M. Buena Vistas THE PACIFIER settled for the sixth spot with $5.8M on its way to $96.1M. DreamWorks THE RING TWO (with vfx by Rhythm & Hues) captured seventh place with $5.6M and $68M. By claiming the eighth spot, New Lines THE UPSIDE OF ANGER snuck into the top 10 in wide release, ringing in $4M and a cume of $8.6M. Sonys HITCH (with vfx by Entity FX slipped to the ninth spot with $2.9M and a grand total of $171.2M. ICE PRINCESS (vfx by Rhythm & Hues and Mr. X Inc.) skated its way to 10th place with $2.7M and $18.7M for Buena Vista.

In its third week, Katsuhiro Otomos retro sci-fi anime, STEAMBOY, tallied $36,518 on 29 screens for Triumph for a cume of $362,879. Box office information obtained from