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VALID I.D. No identity crisis for Sony. The studio snagged the two top spots at the box office this weekend, with John Cusack's motel thriller scaring two-time champ Anger Management out of first place. While Dustin Hoffman and Edward Burns' heist flick Confidence bowed at a respectable $4.6 mil, the Douglas clan's It Runs in the Family and the spring-break sex-and-booze-athon The Real Cancun both belly flopped, eking out dismal grosses of $2.8 million and $2.1 million, respectively. And British soccer hit Bend It Like Beckham, approaching a vigorous $10 mil in its seventh week, is still alive and kicking. Cheers, mates!

TOP 20 WEEKEND NO. OF WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS GROSS* SITES[1] PER-SITE IN TO AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 IDENTITY $16.2 2,733 $5,937 1 $16.2 Columbia 2 ANGER MANAGEMENT $15.0 3,656 $4,105 3 $103.5 Columbia 3 HOLES $12.6 2,349 $5,344 2 $36.4 Disney 4 MALIBU'S MOST WANTED $7.3 2,503 $2,931 2 $23.8 Warner Bros. 5 CONFIDENCE $4.6 1,871 $2,439 1 $4.6 Lions Gate 6 BULLETPROOF MONK $4.4 2,955 $1,490 2 $19.0 MGM 7 WHAT A GIRL WANTS $3.2 2,450 $1,320 4 $32.9 Warner Bros. 8 PHONE BOOTH $3.0 2,113 $1,423 4 $40.2 20th Century Fox 9 IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY $2.8 1,207 $2,323 1 $2.8 MGM 10 THE REAL CANCUN $2.1 2,261 $933 1 $2.1 New Line 11 BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE $2.1 1,668 $1,240 8 $126.1 Touchstone 12 CHICAGO $1.6 1,209 $1,310 18 $163.5 Miramax 13 BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM $1.5 421 $3,656 7 $9.1 Fox Searchlight 14 HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES $1.5 815 $1,814 3 $9.6 Lions Gate 15 A MIGHTY WIND $1.4 155 $8,795 2 $4.8 Warner Bros. 16 A MAN APART $1.2 1,235 $972 4 $25.1 New Line 17 CHASING PAPI $1.2 584 $2,043 2 $5.0 20th Century Fox 18 BETTER LUCK TOMORROW $1.0 380 $2,714 3 $2.2 Paramount 19 GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS $1.0 97 $10,445 3 $5.3 Disney 20 HEAD OF STATE $0.9 1,006 $924 5 $36.4 DreamWorks

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF APRIL 25 -- 27 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

[1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints