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Stuart Little Checks In At #4

Sony's LITTLE hero slipped two spots to fourth place in the U.S. box office

behind live-action flicks NEXT FRIDAY, DOWN TO YOU and THE HURRICANE.

STUART LITTLE, with primary visual effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks,

additional animation by CFX and Rhythm & Hues, and miniatures by

Thunderstone, grossed US$6.41 million bringing its total to $117.1 million.

THE GREEN MILE, with primary visual effects by ILM, Rhythm & Hues, POP and

Matte World Digital, stayed in 5th place grossing $5.39 million bringing

its cume to $109.6 million. Following at #6, GALAXY QUEST, with primary

visual effects by ILM and additional effects by Light Matters, grossed

$4.54 million making its cume $54.3 million. Even though it slipped from

the top ten to finish in 11th, TOY STORY 2 finished the weekend grossing

$2.95 million bringing its cume to $231.2 million. The toon titan also won

the Golden Globe Award for best comedy or musical. Not a bad weekend for a

film originally intended as a direct-to-video release. ALIENS-like space

flick SUPERNOVA, with primary visual effects by Digital Domain, finished at

#12 with a gross of $2.5 million and a cume of $10.2 million. The Golden

Globe Award-winning film MAGNOLIA finished at #15 with a gross of $2.11

million and a cume of $15.1 million. FANTASIA/2000 had yet another strong

weekend making $2.04 million bringing its total take home purse to $13.8

million. Other special effects-laden films finishing in the top 30 include:

Buena Vista's BICENTENNIAL MAN at #18, with a gross of $1.55 million and a

cume of $54.4 million; MGM/UA's THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH at #22, with a

gross of $700,000 and a cume of $123.6 million; Paramount's SLEEPY HOLLOW

at #24, with a gross of $550,000 and a cume of $96.7 million; and

DreamWorks' AMERICAN BEAUTY at #26, with a gross of $430,000 and a cume of

$73.3 million. Box office figures obtained on Lyco's ShowBiz Data Base.

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