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Last Updated: Monday, 16 June, 2003, 07:42 GMT 08:42 UK
Finding Nemo back on top
The Disney cartoon has broken box office records
Disney's animated underwater adventure Finding Nemo has reclaimed the number one slot at the US box office.

The record-breaking cartoon sold an estimated $29.2m (17.5m) worth of tickets across the US and Canada during the a three-day period beginning on Friday.

It took the top spot back from the street-racing sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, which made $19.1m (11.49m) in its second week.

Finding Nemo, which recorded the most successful ever opening for a cartoon, has now taken $192.3m (115.6m) in its first three weeks at the box office.

Industry observers expect the film to take up to $300m (180m) - although it faces tough competition from The Hulk opening next weekend.

Hollywood Homicide, a police comedy starring Harrison Ford, opened at number five in the box office chart with receipts of $11.7m (7m).

Family cartoon Rugrats Go Wild went in at four with takings of $12.5m (7.52m), while low-budget comedy prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd was at six with $11.1m (6.6m).

Bruce Almighty, the latest Jim Carrey comedy, is the number three film with weekend earnings of $14.2m (8.5m), taking its total to $193.8m (116.5m) after four weekends.




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