The Top 10 films at North American cinemas 1 (1) US$11.5M Black Hawk Down: A US military operation goes horribly wrong when two of its Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by Somali militia and surviving soldiers are left trapped in a hostile city. Ridley Scott directs an ensemble cast that includes Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore. 2 (2) US$9.9M Snow Dogs: In this fish-out-of-water comedy, Cuba Gooding Jnr stars as a Miami dentist who inherits a pack of Alaskan huskies. 3 (5) US$9M The Count Of Monte Cristo: Based on Alexandre Dumas' classic story of an innocent man wrongly imprisoned, Edmond Dantes vows revenge on all those who deceived him by escaping prison, revamping himself as a rich count and destroying his opponents. 4 (3) US$8.8M A Walk To Remember: Singer Mandy Moore debuts on screen in this rite-of-passage romance as the daughter of a minister who reforms Shane West, a popular but directionless high school kid. 5 (4) US$8.5M A Beautiful Mind: Russell Crowe stars in this true story of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jnr, a Nobel laureate who suf- fered from schizophrenia. 6 (6) US$7.5M The Mothman Prophecies: When his wife dies in a mysterious accident, reporter John Klein (Richard Gere) leaves his job to investigate reports of 'mothmen' sightings in a quaint town in West Virginia. 7 (8) US$6.6M The Lord Of The Rings: The first instalment of a trilogy based on the works of JRR Tolkien, this saga of Middle-earth begins with a quest to destroy a ring of power that threatens all creation. 8 (7) US$6.5M I Am Sam: Sean Penn stars as a mentally retarded father fighting for custody of his child with the help of his initially reluctant lawyer, Michele Pfeiffer. 9 (9) US$3.8M Kung Pow! Enter The Fist: A martial-arts spoof where The Chosen One (Steve Oedekerk) seeks to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of an evil kung-fu legend, Master Pain. 10 (*) US$3M Slackers: Having successfully scammed and cheated their way through college for three years, Dave, Sam and Jeff think they're going to get away with it all when an ambitious nerd (Jason Schwartzman) threatens to expose them. 10 (10) US$3M Orange County: When his career counsellor sends the wrong transcript to Stanford, high-school student Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) has to prove he's a good student with a high GPA.