'Ocean's Eleven' bumps 'Harry Potter' from No. 1 spot, taking in $38.1 million


Monday, December 10th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``Ocean's Eleven'' rode a wave of ticket sales to win the weekend box office title from ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' which sunk to second place.

The star-powered Las Vegas casino caper film opened at No. 1, taking in $38.1 million and setting the mark for best December opening ever. ``Harry Potter'' took in $14.7 million over its fourth weekend.

The top 20 movies at North American theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. and ACNielsen EDI Inc.:

1. ``Ocean's Eleven,'' Warner Bros., $38.1 million, 3,075 locations, $12,393 average, $38.1 million, one week.

2. ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' Warner Bros., $14.7 million, 3,672 locations, $4,014 average, $239.7 million, four weeks.

3. ``Behind Enemy Lines,'' Fox, $8 million, 2,844, locations, $2,828 average, $31.2 million, two weeks.

4. ``Monsters, Inc.,'' Disney, $6.6 million, 2,884 locations, $2,288 average, $212.4 million, six weeks.

5. ``Spy Game,'' Universal, $4.5 million, 2,770 locations, $1,615 average, $54 million, three weeks.

6. ``Black Knight,'' Fox, $3.2 million, 2,233 locations, $1,413 average, $27.1 million, three weeks.

7. ``Shallow Hal,'' Fox, $2.6 million, 2,217 locations, $1,162 average, $64.8 million, five weeks.

8. ``Out Cold,'' Disney, $1.4 million, 1,651 locations, $846 average, $12.2 million, three weeks.

9. ``Amelie,'' Miramax, $1 million, 221 locations, $4,550 average, $11.3 million, six weeks.

10. ``Domestic Disturbance,'' Paramount, $922,000, 1,471 locations, $627 average, $44 million, six weeks.

11. ``Life as a House,'' New Line, $639,000, 1,068 locations, $599 average, $15 million, seven weeks.

12. ``The Wash,'' Lions Gate, $533,000, 461 locations, $1,156 average, $8.7 million, four weeks.

13. ``Heist,'' Warner Bros., $454,000, 804 locations, $564 average, $22.9 million, five weeks.

14. ``Thirteen Ghosts,'' Warner Bros., $412,000, 463 locations, $889 average, $41 million, seven weeks.

15. ``The One,'' Sony, $357,000, 517 locations, $690 average, $43.6 million, six weeks.

16. ``Training Day,'' Warner Bros., $353,000, 441 locations, $800 average, $75.7 million, 10 weeks.

17. ``The Man Who Wasn't There,'' USA Films, $341,000, 259 locations, $1,315 average, $6 million, six weeks.

18. ``K-Pax,'' Universal, $332,000, 738 locations, $450 average, $49.8 million, seven weeks.

19. ``Sidewalks of New York,'' Paramount Classics, $306,000, 224 locations, $1,368 average, $1.9 million, three weeks.

20. ``Serendipity,'' Miramax, $236,000, 593 locations, $396 average, $49.1 million, 10 weeks.