Buena Vista's supernatural thriller THE SIXTH SENSE, with visual effects byDreamQuest, finished first at the US weekend boxoffice for the thirdconsecutive week, grossing an estimated $24.1 million, which is onlyslightly below last week's $26.1 million, for a total of $106.7 million;The Walt Disney Company's INSPECTOR GADGET, with digital effects byDreamQuest, finished eighth, grossing an estimated $4.3 million for a totalof $83.1 million; and Warner Bros.' shark thriller, DEEP BLUE SEA, withdigital effects by ILM and Cinesite, finished ninth, grossing an estimated$3.8 million for a total of $63.7 million. Unfortunately, in an ongoinganimation tragedy, Warner Bros.' THE IRON GIANT has dropped from the topten. While reportedly $30 million was spent on the film's advertisingcampaign, the approach failed to draw in viewers to this criticallyacclaimed film. Other factors, such as releasing the film against a wave ofstiff competition and the lack of licensing and marketing partners, arealso being blamed for the film's poor performance. Final boxoffice numbersare not yet available.