THE GRINCH STILL RULES
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas was the most popular movie at the box office for the fourth consecutive weekend, grossing another $18.5 million for a 24-day total of $195.5 million. The Jim Carrey comedy held off high-profile newcomers Vertical Limit (No. 2 with $16 million), Proof of Life (No. 3 with $10.4 million) and Dungeons & Dragons (No. 5 with $7 million). Insiders naturally are blaming Proof's disappointing gross on the hoopla surrounding the real-life romance of its stars, Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe.