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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, June 19, 2001

The Left Lane
Box-office battle

"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" raided the movie box office over the weekend and came in at No. 1 with the best box-office debut ever for a movie based on a video game. The Angelina Jolie vehicle took in $48.2 million.

In second place was Disney's animated adventure "Atlantis: The Lost Empire."

Featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox, "Atlantis" took in $20.4 million in its nationwide debut after playing for a week in New York City and Los Angeles.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters were released by Exhibitor Relations Co.

The statistics for the top 10: 1. "Lara Croft," $48.2 million; 2. "Atlantis," $20.4 million; 3. "Shrek," $12.9 million; 4. "Swordfish," $12.2 million; 5. "Pearl Harbor," $9.5 million; 6. "Evolution," $6.5 million; 7. "The Animal," $5.7 million; 8. "Moulin Rouge," $5.2 million; 9. "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" $2.8 million; 10. "The Mummy Returns," $2.4 million.

— Associated Press

Route scout

If you're spinning wheels this summer, pick up Bike O'ahu, a free, fold-out color map of bicycle routes around the island.

The map, produced by the state departments of Transportation and Health, shows routes on O'ahu for novice and experienced cyclists, as well as routes which are definitely not "bicycle-friendly."

One side shows island circumnavigation routes (Ka'ena Point is considered suitable for off-road biking). The other details the area from Kalihi to Kahala. A boxed map details Kailua and Enchanted Lake bike paths.

Map symbols draw attention to significant grades and indicate the average paved-shoulder width along routes. Bike shops, gas stations, restrooms, water and food stops are also shown. Ten top bicycle safety tips are included.

Pick up the map at your local bike store. Information, 527-5044.

— Chris Oliver, Advertiser staff writer

Swell digs online

Finally! A place to shop for your next $1 million home without having to walk out your door.

That's the promise from WorldLuxuryEstates.com — a new online showcase for high-end homes around the world.

There are million-dollar homes from Colombia to Costa Rica to the Costa Brava. And Hawai'i, of course, is right at home in this milieu.

When we checked the site last week, we found 23 listings from the Islands. The entries ranged from a $2.1 million home in Lanikai up to several in the $8.5 million range on beachfront properties around O'ahu.

All told, we found nearly 100 properties around the world with price tags of more than $10 million. Among them was a $25 million O'ahu offering that sure looked just like Waimea Valley Adventure Park.

— Mike Leidemann, Advertiser staff writer