Stephen M. Silverman
January 14, 2002 10:59 AM

Of Hobbits and math: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “A Beautiful Mind” continued to dominate the weekend box office. So far, “Rings,” a fantasy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, has taken in $228.3 million, according to studio estimates, while “Mind,” starring Russell Crowe in the true story of a Princeton math genius who suffers with schizophrenia, is up to $59 million. Another top draw was the teen comedy “Orange County,” which stars Colin Hanks (son of Tom) and had reviewers seeing red. Its, however, makers saw green. The weekend Top 10:

1. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” $16.2 million
2. “A Beautiful Mind,” $15.8 million
3. “Orange County,” $15.1 million
4. “Ocean’s Eleven,” $7.5 million
5. “The Royal Tenenbaums,” $6.4 million
6. “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” $5.5 million
7. “Vanilla Sky,” $5 million
8. “Kate & Leopold,” $5 million
9. “Gosford Park,” $3.8 million
10. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” $3.4 million

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