January 07, 2002 09:21 AM

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” performed its magic once again and remained the No. 1 movie for the third consecutive weekend, according to studio estimates. The fantasy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel has grossed $205.5 million in only 19 days, becoming a record sixth film released in 2001 to break the $200 million barrier. “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe as schizophrenic math genius John Nash, opened wide after a limited run over Christmas and came in at No. 2. Also expanding its release was “The Royal Tenenbaums,” a quirky comedy with Gene Hackman (who, like Russell Crowe, is expected to garner a best actor Oscar nomination) as a patriarchal con man who cons his own family. Audiences made that one No. 5. The Top 10 movies for the weekend:

1. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” $23 million
2. “A Beautiful Mind,” $17 million
3. “Ocean’s Eleven,” $11.8 million
4. “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” $9.2 million
5. “The Royal Tenenbaums,” $8.8 million
6. “Ali,” $7.6 million
7. “Vanilla Sky,” $7.4 million
8. “Kate & Leopold,” $6.7 million
9. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” $6.1 million
10. “Monsters, Inc.,” $4 million

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