AMERICAN PIE 2 leads the pack this week


Monday, August 27th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``American Pie 2'' fended off a rush of new films to remain the top movie for a third straight weekend, grossing $12.5 million.

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. ``American Pie 2,'' Universal, $12.5 million, 3,157 locations, $3,965 average, $109.3 million, three weeks.

2. ``Rush Hour 2,'' New Line, $11.6 million, 3,001 locations, $3,842 average, $183.4 million, four weeks.

3. ``Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,'' Miramax, $11 million, 2,765 locations, $3,985 average, $11 million, one week.

4. ``The Others,'' Miramax, $8.6 million, 2,436 locations, $3,516 average, $46.1 million, three weeks.

5. ``Rat Race,'' Paramount, $8.1 million, 2,551 locations, $3,179 average, $25.4 million, two weeks.

6. ``Summer Catch,'' Warner Bros., $7 million, 2,335 locations, $3,006 average, $7 million, one week.

7. ``The Princess Diaries,'' Disney, $6.6 million, 2,749 locations, $2,402 average, $82.4 million, four weeks.

8. ``Captain Corelli's Mandolin,'' Universal, $4 million, 1,612 locations, $2,485 average, $14.1 million, two weeks.

9. ``John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars,'' Sony, $3.8 million, 2,048 locations, $1,858 average, $3.8 million, one week.

10. ``Planet of the Apes,'' Fox, $3.6 million, 1,931 locations, $1,857 average, $167.8 million, five weeks.

11. ``The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,'' DreamWorks, $2.5 million, 903 locations, $2,723 average, $2.5 million, one week.

12. ``Jurassic Park III,'' Universal, $2.4 million, 1,494 locations, $1,615 average, $172.7 million, six weeks.

13. ``Bubble Boy,'' Disney, $2.04 million, 1,605 locations, $1,270 average, $2.04 million, one week.

14. ``American Outlaws,'' Warner Bros., $2.03 million, 2,305 locations, $879 average, $9.1 million, two weeks.

15. ``Legally Blonde,'' MGM, $1.5 million, 1,204 locations, $1,222 average, $86.2 million, seven weeks.

16. ``The Deep End,'' Fox Searchlight, $1.2 million, 208 locations, $5,532 average, $2.5 million, three weeks.

17. ``The Score,'' Paramount, $1.1 million, 803 locations, $1,353 average, $67.4 million, seven weeks.

18. ``America's Sweethearts,'' Sony, $903,546, 908 locations, $995 average, $89.8 million, six weeks.

19. ``Osmosis Jones,'' Warner Bros., $758,324, 1,262 locations, $601 average, $12.3 million, three weeks.

20. ``Tortilla Soup,'' IDP-Fireworks, $653,729, 202 locations, $3,236 average, $653,729, one week.