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THE MUMMY has record debut

Newly released THE MUMMY, Universal Studios' CGI-laced revival of its mummyseries, which began with Boris Karloff's 1932 THE MUMMY, and continued inthe 1940s with Lon Chaney, Jr. in such films as THE MUMMY'S HAND, finishedon top in the weekend US box-office charts, grossing $43,369,635--the bestopening this year, the ninth-biggest of all time, and the highestnon-holiday debut in May. The digital effects for THE MUMMY were created byIndustrial Light and Magic.THE MATRIX remained in the top five, finishingthird and taking in $5,881,558 to bring its total gross to $138,505,386.DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE finished 22nd and grossed $268,090 for a total of$17,861,251; THE KING AND I finished 36th and grossed $89,858 for a totalof $11,271,037; THE PRINCE OF EGYPT finished 37th and grossed $89,480 for atotal of $101,105,331; and A BUG'S LIFE did not place among the top fiftyfor the first time since its November 1998 release.