Date: 13th January 2002

Lord Of The Rings And Beautiful Mind Stay On Top In US

Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)] and a Beautiful Mind, A (2001) have retained their places at the top of the American box office chart, despite a strong challenge from teen comedy ORANGE COUNTY (2002).

The first Lord Of The Rings movie, The Fellowship Of The Ring, held onto the top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, grossing $16. 2 million (11. 5 million) and pushing its total take to $228 million (163 million), according to studio estimates today.

Beautiful Mind, a (2001), which stars RUSSELL CROWE in the true story of a schizophrenic mathematics genius, held its second-place spot with $15. 8 million (11. 3 million) over the weekend for a total of $59 million (42 million).

In contrast to those OSCAR contenders was Orange County, which stars TOM HANKS' son COLIN HANKS as a student who goes to wild extremes to get into Stanford university. The film opened with $15. 1 million (10. 8 million) over the weekend. (MCM/WNWCFU)

Source: WENN