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B.O.: Hanks Beats 'Traffic'

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Tom Hanks' Robinson Crusoe-esque hit, "Cast Away," reigned supreme again at the box office.

"Cast Away," directed by Robert Zemeckis, took in another $24.1 million, bringing its three-week total to $143.6 million, according to studio estimates today.

"What Women Want" spent a third week as runner-up. The Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt starrer earned $15.5 million, bringing its four-week total to $137.8 million.

Rounding out the Top Five were director Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," a strong debut at No. 3 with $14.9 million; "Miss Congeniality" with $13.8 million ($66.2 million total); and "The Family Man" with $9.2 million ($56.3 million total).

In other box office news, Ang Lee's critically acclaimed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" continued to build momentum in limited release, earning $3.75 million for the No. 10 spot and bringing its total to $18.8 million.

Here are the weekend's Top 10 films (final figures will be released Monday):

1. "Cast Away," $24.1 million ($143.6 million total) 2. "What Women Want," $15.5 million ($137.8 million total) 3. "Traffic," $14.9 million ($15.5 million total) 4. "Miss Congeniality," $13.8 million ($66.2 million total) 5. "The Family Man," $9.2 million ($56.3 million total) 6. "The Emperor's New Groove," $7 million ($62 million total) 7. "Vertical Limit," $5 million ($59.3 million total) 8. "Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000," $ 4.2 million ($28 million total) 9. "Dude, Where's My Car?," $3.83 million ($41.4 million total) 10. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," $3.75 million ($18.8 million total)

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