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Monday, 17 June, 2002, 09:00 GMT 10:00 UK
Scooby-Doo is top dog
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard plays Shaggy in Scooby-Doo
Live action caper Scooby-Doo has walked out on top of the North American box office - beating off a clutch of big budget movies.

The classic Hanna Barbera cartoon has been transformed for the big screen with actors playing alongside a computer generated dog.

In its opening weekend the film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr, scooped $56.7m (38.4m) across the US and Canada, according to early estimates.

Its total gives the movie the accolade of being the biggest June opener ever, beating the three-year record set by Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

US and Canada top five
1. Scooby-Doo
2. The Bourne Identity
3. Windtalkers
4. The Sum of All Fears
5. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Spy thriller The Bourne Identity, starring Matt Damon, enters the chart at number two taking $27.5m (18.6m).

Battlefield

John Woo's graphic war movie Windtalkers follows behind, taking a disappointing 14.5m (9.8m) in its first week.

The movie, which sees Nicholas Cage return to the battlefield after Captain Correlli's Mandolin, cost a reported $120m (81m) to make.

Jack Ryan thriller The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck as the CIA hero, slips from the top spot to number four.

It has raked in $84.5m (57.2m) since it was released three weeks ago.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood falls from number two to five - taking $9.8m (6.6m) over the three-day period.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Spider-Man continue to jostle for chart position.

Star Wars took $9.2m (6.2m) this weekend, taking its total takings to $270.4m (183m) and placing it at number six in the chart.

Director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man is one step behind but with total box office receipts of $389.4m (263.5m).

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