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THE HAUNTING beats out INSPECTOR GADGET for first at the boxoffice

Newly released DreamWorks SKG's THE HAUNTING, with digital effects by ILM,finished first in the U.S. weekend boxoffice race, grossing an estimated$33 million. Also newly released, The Walt Disney Company's INSPECTORGADGET, with digital effects by DreamQuest, finished second, grossing anestimated $22 million. Warner's WILD WILD WEST, with digital effects byILM, finished seventh, grossing an estimated $5.4 million for a total of$104.2 million; Disney's TARZAN finished ninth, grossing $4.8 million for atotal of $152.4 million; and Lucasfilm's STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOMMENACE finished tenth, grossing $4.3 million for a total of $402.8 millionwhich makes it the third highest-grossing film of all-time.