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''Identity'' trumps ''Anger'' at the box office. ''Real Cancun'' barely makes the top 10

Amanda Peet, John Cusack, ... | 'PSYCHO' KILLER ''Identity'' (starring Cusack and Peet) triumphed at the box office
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'PSYCHO' KILLER ''Identity'' (starring Cusack and Peet) triumphed at the box office
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There was no identity crisis this weekend for Columbia Pictures, which owned the top two slots at the box office. The John Cusack thriller ''Identity'' bowed at No. 1 with a take of $17 million, according to studio estimates. It displaced Adam Sandler's ''Anger Management,'' which, after two weeks on top, slipped to No. 2 with $16 million, crossing the $100 million threshhold on Saturday after 16 days in release.

Also staying strong were Disney's family-oriented''Holes'' and Jamie Kennedy's hip-hop satire ''Malibu's Most Wanted,'' both down one slot from their debuts last weekend. ''Holes'' dug up another $13 million for a third-place finish, while ''Malibu'' shored up another $7.7 million for fourth place. ''Confidence,'' the grift caper with Edward Burns and Dustin Hoffman, opened in fifth place with $4.8 million.

In what was the slowest box office weekend in five months, the other two new wide releases barely cracked the top 10. The poorly reviewed Douglas family outing ''It Runs in the Family'' debuted at No. 9 with $3 million. Still that was better than ''The Real Cancun,'' which opened at No. 10 with $2.3 million. The reality-TV-style sun-and-sin romp was expected to be a big draw for young adult moviegoers. Maybe they were all on spring break themselves.

Originally posted Apr 28, 2003
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