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Tuesday, 30 October, 2001, 16:12 GMT
Pie sequel beats Blonde ambition
American Pie 2
American Pie 2 features all the original characters
US comedy Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon, has failed to topple teen comedy American Pie 2 from the top of the UK box office chart.

The sequel to the 1999 smash hit, starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan, has continued to perform strongly taking 1.62m in its third weekend.

Legally Blonde topped the US box office in its opening weekend there, taking $20.4m (14.5m), but only managed 1.4m here.

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Another new entrant, the Bollywood blockbuster Asoka came in at number nine.

Shahrukh Khan plays King Asoka in the film which took 235,461 though it was only playing at 76 cinemas.

The Coen brothers' latest quirky offering The Man Who Wasn't There, a sepia-tinged thriller with Frances McDormand entered the charts at number seven.

Horror flick

Box office receipts for its opening weekend totalled 419,679.

Low-budget horror flick Jeepers Creepers held third place.

Billed as the scariest movie to come out of America in 10 years it took 1.13m in its second week in the UK charts.

UK box office top five
American Pie 2
Legally Blonde
Jeepers Creepers
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
America's Sweethearts
Moulin Rouge
The Man Who Wasn't There
Amelie
Asoka
Enigma

Animated adventure Atlantis: The Lost Empire has remained at number four in the charts with a box office take of 1.1m.

Voiced by Michael J Fox and James Garner, the Disney cartoon has taken 4.07m since its release.

America's Sweethearts, with a cast that includes Catherine Zeta Jones and Julia Roberts was at number five in only its second week in the chart.

It took a disappointing 961,575 at the weekend.

Frances McDormand
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Musical extravaganza Moulin Rouge has slipped one place to number six.

Over the three-day weekend period it took 472,809, eight weeks after its release date.

French feelgood film Amelie is at number eight, having taken 276,343.

Code-breaking thriller Enigma took 229,858 followed by Cats and Dogs which has leapt back up the charts.

The film has taken 22.7m in its 13 weeks in the charts.

Steven Spielberg's epic film about the future AI (Artificial Intelligence) is at number eight, taking 254,570 and British football comedy Mike Bassett: England Manager is at number nine.

See also:

20 Aug 01 | Film
American Pie stays on top
14 Aug 01 | Film
Cats and Dogs digs claws in
06 Aug 01 | Film
Rush Hour 2 rumbles to top
10 Aug 01 | Film
Pie sequel tests US censors
26 Oct 01 | Reviews
Coens make triumphant return
30 Oct 01 | Reviews
Epic Asoka loses its way
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