Originally created 07/17/02

'Men in Black II' still No. 1



LOS ANGELES -- "Men in Black II" continues to rake in the green, grossing $24.4 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend.

Tom Hanks' mob tale "Road to Perdition" debuted in second place with $22.1 million, though the film played in only half as many theaters as "Men in Black II."

Among other new movies, the dragon story "Reign of Fire" had the best opening, taking in $15.6 million for third place.

The top 20 movies at North American theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. and Nielsen EDI Inc. are:

1. "Men in Black II," Sony, $24.4 million, 3,611 locations, $6,760 average, $132.7 million, two weeks.

2. "Road to Perdition," DreamWorks, $22.1 million, 1,797 locations, $12,287 average, $22.1 million, one week.

3. "Reign of Fire," Disney, $15.6 million, 2,629 locations, $5,946 average, $15.6 million, one week.

4. "Halloween: Resurrection," Dimension, $12.3 million, 1,954 locations, $6,291 average, $12.3 million, one week.

5. "Mr. Deeds," Sony, $10.8 million, 3,239 locations, $3,347 average, $94 million, three weeks.

6. "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course," MGM, $9.5 million, 2,525 locations, $3,777 average, $9.5 million, one week.

7. "Lilo & Stitch," Disney, $8 million, 2,940 locations, $2,730 average, $118.4 million, four weeks.

8. "Like Mike," 20th Century Fox, $7.8 million, 2,436 locations, $3,216 average, $32.8 million, two weeks.

9. "Minority Report," Fox, $7.2 million, 2,419 locations, $2,983 average, $110.1 million, four weeks.

10. "The Bourne Identity," Universal, $5.8 million, 2,199 locations, $2,620 average, $99 million, five weeks.

11. "Scooby-Doo," Warner Bros., $3.7 million, 2,475 locations, $1,506 average, $145 million, five weeks.

12. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," IFC Films, $2.2 million, 495 locations, $4,505 average, $27 million, 13 weeks.

13. "The Sum of All Fears," Paramount, $1.9 million, 1,150 locations, $1,671 average, $115.1 million, seven weeks.

14. "The Powerpuff Girls Movie," Warner Bros., $1.6 million, 2,210 locations, $718 average, $9.6 million, two weeks.

15. "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," Warner Bros., $1.5 million, 1,107 locations, $1,358 average, $64.7 million, six weeks.

16. "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," Fox, $1.3 million, 632 locations, $2,028 average, $293.8 million, nine weeks.

17. "Windtalkers," MGM, $1.2 million, 1,485 locations, $800 average, $38.6 million, five weeks.

18. "Spider-Man," Sony, $890,372, 574 locations, $1,551 average, $402 million, 11 weeks.

19. "Space Station," IMAX, $646,577, 60 locations, $10,776 average, $13.6 million, 13 weeks.

20. "Hey Arnold! The Movie," Paramount, $610,028, 2,021 locations, $302 average, $12.6 million, three weeks.