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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 08:40 GMT 09:40 UK
Potter sequel continues US reign
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The film has become an enormous hit around the world
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third Harry Potter film, has topped the North American box office chart for the second week.

It took $35m (19.4m) over the weekend, bring its US and Canadian total so far to $158.1 m (87.8m), according to analysts Exhibitor Relations.

Vin Diesel thriller The Chronicles of Riddick was second, with Shrek 2 third.

The Stepford Wives, which stars Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick, entered in fourth place with $22.2m (12.3m).

TOP FIVE NORTH AMERICAN FILMS
1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2 The Chronicles of Riddick
3 Shrek 2
4 The Stepford Wives
5 Garfield: The Movie
Source: Exhibitor Relations
The Prisoner of Azkaban has become a global hit since its release two weeks ago, taking more than $362m (200m) around the world, according to industry magazine Screen Daily.

It became the first film to make more than 5m on its first day of release in the UK, on 31 May.

The Chronicles of Riddick, a sequel to sci-fi thriller Pitch Black, took $24.6m (13.6m), while Shrek 2 took 24m (13.3m).

The Stepford Wives, a remake of a 1975 sci-fi thriller about a sinister small town where women have been replaced with robots, cost $90m (50m) to make, and was plagued with delays.

Another film making an entry in the top 10 was Garfield: The Movie, which took $21.6m (12m) in its first week to take fifth place.


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