January 11, 1999 12:00 AM

“The Sixth Sense” smashed a Labor Day weekend record and continues to dominate late summer movie-going. The horror-chiller, with $175.5 million in ticket sales in 32 days, shattered the six-year-old weekend record of $17.2 million set by “The Fugitive.” It also became the 43rd-highest domestic grosser of all time, replacing “Crocodile Dundee,” and has become enough of a must-see movie that it will most likely finish its run having earned something between $250 million and $300 million. As for this weekend’s ticket-selling sweepstakes:

1. “The Sixth Sense,” $28.5 million.
2. “Runaway Bride,” $8.6 million.
3. “The 13th Warrior,” $8.4 million.
4. “Bowfinger,” $7 million.
5. “The Thomas Crown Affair,” $5.6 million.
6. “Chill Factor,” $5.5 million.
7. “Mickey Blue Eyes,” $5.3 million.
8. “The Blair Witch Project,” $3.7 million.
9. “The Muse,” $3.1 million.
10. “Outside Providence,” $3 million.

Hollywood enjoyed a record-breaking summer, earning $2.78 billion at the box office, thanks in large part to these Top 10 movies:

1. “The Phantom Menace,” $419.4 million.
2. “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” $204.2 million.
3. “Tarzan,” $166.5 million.
4. “Big Daddy,” $160.1 million.
5. “The Mummy,” $155 million.
6. “The Sixth Sense,” $138.9 million.
7. “The Blair Witch Project,” $128.1 million.
8. “Runaway Bride,” $124.4 million.
9. “Notting Hill,” $114.7 million.
10. “Wild, Wild West,” $111.7 million.

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