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Box Office Analysis, Sept. 6:

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Sep 06, 2004 | 10:56am EDT

The Chinese indie Hero, which stars Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi as high-flyin' Chinese swordsmen, came out in the top spot for the second weekend in a row this Labor Day holiday with $8.8 million, followed close behind by the goofy road trip comedy Without a Paddle at $7 million. That sneaky snake tale Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid dropped to third with $6.2 million.

This week, the Top 12 films grossed an estimated $64.6 million, down 23.95 percent from last weekend's $84.8 million take and way down from this weekend last year by almost 30 percent.

BOX OFFICE TOP 10, ESTIMATES: (Source: Exhibitor Relations, Inc.)

No. 1: Hero (Miramax, PG-13)

Gross: $8.8 million (-51%)

Weeks opened: 2

Theaters: 2,092

Per-theater average: $5,513

Cume to date: $35 million

No. 2: Without a Paddle (Paramount, PG-13)

Gross: $7 million (-18%)

Weeks opened: 3

Theaters: 2,756

Per-theater average: $3,411

Cume to date: $40.2 million

No. 3: Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (Sony Pictures, PG-13)

Gross: $6.2 million (-51%)

Weeks opened: 2

Theaters: 2905

Per-theater average: $2,754

Cume to date: $23.8 million

No. 4: Paparazzi (Fox, PG-13)

Gross: $6.1 million

Weeks opened: NEW!

Theaters: 2115

Per-theater average: $3,712

No. 5: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Buena Vista, G)

Gross: $5.4 million (-33%)

Weeks opened: 4

Theaters: 3,139 (-159)

Per-theater average: $2,330

Cume to date: $75 million

No. 6: Wicker Park (MGM, PG-13)

Gross: $5.4 million

Weeks opened: NEW!

Theaters: 2598

Per-theater average: $2,598

No. 7: Collateral (DreamWorks, R)

Gross: $5 million (-23%)

Weeks opened: 5

Theaters: 2348

Per-theater average: $2,768

Cume to date: $80.1 million

No. 8:Vanity Fair (Focus, PG-13)

Gross: $4.8 million

Weeks opened: NEW!

Theaters: 1051

Per-theater average: $5,821

No. 9: The Cookout (Lions Gate, PG-13)

Gross: $5 million

Weeks opened: NEW!

Theaters: 1303

Per-theater average: $4,682

No. 10: The Bourne Supremacy (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

Gross: $4.1 million (-12%)

Weeks opened: 7

Theaters: 1718

Per-theater average: $3,143

Cume to date: $157.7 million

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