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Tuesday, 6 November, 2001, 16:15 GMT
The Others tops UK box office
Nicoel Kidman
The Others: Produced by Kidman's ex-husband Tom Cruise
Horror movie The Others, starring Nicole Kidman, has leapt straight to the number one spot at the UK box office.

The film took an impressive 2.26m in its first three days.

Starring Nicole Kidman and co-produced by her ex-husband Tom Cruise, The Others has won praise from critics as an effective thriller.

Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers: Billed as the scariest movie for 10 years
Kidman plays Grace, a wife and mother waiting for her husband to return from the front in World War II.

Last weekend's number one, American Pie 2, has slipped to number two but the sequel to the 1999 smash hit has continued to perform strongly, taking 1.62m in its third weekend.

Low-budget

Legally Blonde , which like American Pie 2 topped the US box office, fell one place to three.

Low-budget horror flick Jeepers Creepers came in fourth.
UK box office top five
The Others
American Pie 2
Legally Blonde
Jeepers Creepers
Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Billed as the scariest movie to come out of America in 10 years, it took 708,000 in its third week in the UK charts.

There was a new entry at number seven, The Animal.

The Luke Greenfield-directed comedy, which tells the story of a man who has too many organ transplants from animals, took 345,000 over the weekend.

French-language hit Amelie slipped to 10 from eight, while another foreign-language movie, Asoka, fell from number nine to number 12.

Asoka took 104,000, despite being shown on just 57 screens.

See also:

20 Aug 01 | Film
American Pie stays on top
14 Aug 01 | Film
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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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