Box Office Report

'2' at the Top

''X2'' spends second week at No. 1 -- The mutants hold off Eddie Murphy's ''Daddy Day Care,'' bringing its total to almost $150 million

Rebecca Romijn, X2: X-Men United | TRUE BLUE Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and her fellow mutants maintained their position atop the box office chart
TRUE BLUE Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and her fellow mutants maintained their position atop the box office chart

Eddie Murphy was no match for the X-Men, as ''X2: X-Men United'' topped the box office for the second week in a row. The action sequel, which premiered last weekend with more than $85 million, took a steep fall as predicted, grossing another $41.4 million, according to studio estimates. That's a 52 percent drop, compared with the 57 percent plummet of the first ''X-Men'' three years ago, meaning fans are a bit happier with the sequel than they were with the original. After 10 days, ''X2'' has earned a fantastic $149 million.

Opening far back in second place was the Eddie Murphy comedy ''Daddy Day Care,'' with $27.6 million. In the film, Murphy plays a laid-off professional who starts a babysitting business. The family flick posted slightly better numbers than Murphy's last kiddie comedy, ''Dr. Dolittle,'' which debuted with $25 million two years ago.

Surprisingly, the biggest slip of the top five belonged to ''The Lizzie McGuire Movie,'' which dropped 55 percent to $7.8 million, a much larger dip than family films usually see. Its 10-day total now stands at $27.2 million. And, as expected, ''Identity'' and ''Anger Management'' rounded out the top five with $6.3 million and $5.5 million, respectively. Both films have been hanging on for a while now, but with ''Down With Love'' and ''The Matrix Reloaded'' just days away, don't expect to see them around next week.

Originally posted May 11, 2003
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