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Stuart Little drops to third in Holiday box office

With new live-action flicks ANY GIVEN SUNDAY and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY taking the top two spots in the U.S. box office Sony's STUART LITTLE had to settle with third place grossing US$11.82 million bringing its grand total to $39.5 million. TOY STORY 2 finished fourth by flying in with another $10.38 million making its cume $177.5 million. THE GREEN MILE fell to fifth with a weekend pull of $9.26 million and a cume of $53.1 million. New comer GALAXY QUEST, backed by some surprisingly good reviews from the likes of Mr. Ebert, debuted at #7 with a first weekend take of $7.01 million. BICENTENNIAL MAN finished at #8 with a gross of $6.78 million and a cume of $21.0 million. Former top ten camps THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, SLEEPY HOLLOW and THE END OF DAYS slipped to #11, #12 and #13 respectively. THE WORLD made $2.71 million bringing its cume to $111.3 million. SLEEPY HOLLOW made $1.5 million bringing its cume to $89.3 million, and END OF DAYS made $1.31 million. One has to drop to #23 to find the next special-effects film; SIXTH SENSE is still bringing in money with a gross of $210,000 making its cume $275.7 million. Lion Gate's DOGMA finished at #24 with a gross of $210,000 making its grand total $28.5 million. On only nine screens, MAGNOLIA finished at #30 bringing in $130,000, making its total $400,000. The film goes into wide release on January 7, 2000. All box office numbers are obtained on Lycos' ShowBIZ Data Base.

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