Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 112



Yay for Charts!

Ellen Simonson

The comedy Ice Age took the top spot in theaters in its first weekend of release, taking in $46.3 million. The animated film from Fox Animation
features the voices of John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Ray Romano as prehistoric creatures fleeing the peril of the oncoming ice age.

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The new animated feature Ice Age, which includes the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary, topped the box office charts.

Another new release, Resident Evil, took the No. 2 spot (but was far behind Ice Age) with $17.7 million. The spin-off of the video game of the
same name stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the Hive," a giant
underground laboratory owned by the Umbrella Corporation.

Showtime also a new release took $15.1 million for No. 3. The Robert De Niro/Eddie Murphy cop flick has garnered mediocre reviews.

Last week's No. 1 film, The Time Machine, fell to No. 4, and We Were Soldiers took No. 5. All About the Benjamins, 40 Days and 40 Nights,
John Q, A Beautiful Mind and Return to Never Land rounded out the top 10.

Harrison's Flowers, the Andie MacDowell film about love, war and similar weighty issues, took No. 18 in its debut week of release, and Fox's
lesbian love story Kissing Jessica Stein opened at No. 29.

'Full Moon,' where art thou?

In its 63rd week on the Billboard chart, the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? took the top spot again this week.

The bluegrass collection was followed by a new release, Brandy's two-disc set Full Moon, at No. 2. The album has been lauded as an adult
step for Brandy, who first earned acclaim as a teenager for her debut album Brandy.

In its second week, Alanis Morrissette's Under Rug Swept fell from No. 1 to No. 3, and the album that just won't seem to die, Linkin Park's
Hybrid Theory, climbed one spot to No. 4. Alan Jackson's Drive took the No. 5 position.

Christian rock band Jars of Clay, which made a name for itself with the allegorical "Flood," debuted in the No. 28 position with
theeleventhhour. Another former hitmaker, Aussie popster Natalie Imbruglia, returned with White Lilies Island, which debuted at No. 35.

The soundtrack to All About the Benjamins debuted at No. 84, and the Chieftains' The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration hit the charts
at No. 85.

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