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niratti
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:44 AM
Eminem's 8 Mile races to No 1

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Eminem's debut movie has gone straight in at number one in the US box office charts.

The rapper's semi-autobiographical movie 8 Mile took $54.5 million (about £35 million) in its first weekend.

It was the second-best opening ever for an R-rated film behind Hannibal, which debuted last year with $58 million.

The big debut and strong results for holdover films lifted the overall box office. The top 12 movies grossed $133.8 million, up 15% over the same weekend last year.

Last weekend's No 1 movie, The Santa Clause 2, slipped down to second place with $24.8 million.

The weekend's only other new wide release, Brian De Palma's crime thriller Femme Fatale, opened weakly at No 9 with $2.8 million.

The top was completed by horror thriller The Ring at number three, I Spy , which stars Eddie Murphy, at number four and Jackass: The Movie at number five.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding slipped out of the top five to number six in the US box office charts.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:45 AM
*not surprised*

Williams Rulez
Nov 11th, 2002, 10:20 AM
Next week's chart topper will be no surprise either... :D

Scotso
Nov 11th, 2002, 01:50 PM
I saw the Ring and it sucked. I should have gone to 8 Mile instead.

Dirty Sanchez
Nov 11th, 2002, 02:45 PM
Any idea when 8 Mile Rd comes out in Britain???? :confused: