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Back in business indeed. Ice Cube's urban comedy Barbershop 2 buzzed its way through theaters, opening at No. 1 with $24.2 million -- a cut above the original's $20.6 million premiere in 2002. Also starting strong was the Olympic hockey saga Miracle, which scored the silver with $19.4 million, while the long-shelved junior caper Catch That Kid got arrested with $5.8 million. Outside the top 10, the Golden Globe-winning Afghanistan drama Osama (No. 56) earned a rich $51,969 on four screens, and Bernardo Bertolucci's NC-17 Parisian sexploration The Dreamers (No. 37) showed that beaucoup nudity may court controversy -- but it also brings a hefty $28,526 per-screen average.

TOP 20 WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND NUMBER PER-SITE IN TO GROSS* OF SITES AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 BARBERSHOP 2 $24.2 2,711 $8,942 1 $24.2 2 MIRACLE $19.4 2,605 $7,439 1 $19.4 3 YOU GOT SERVED $7.5 1,943 $3,870 2 $25.9 4 ALONG CAME POLLY $6.8 2,958 $2,315 4 $75.0 5 THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT $6.5 2,519 $2,585 3 $41.3 6 CATCH THAT KID $5.8 2,847 $2,046 1 $5.8 7 LOTR: THE RETURN OF THE KING $4.3 1,878 $2,286 8 $351.1 8 MYSTIC RIVER $3.6 1,370 $2,656 18 $69.9 9 MONSTER $3.5 892 $3,939 7 $15.3 10 COLD MOUNTAIN $3.2 1,917 $1,691 7 $82.9 11 BIG FISH $3.2 1,617 $1,949 9 $59.7 12 THE PERFECT SCORE $2.7 2,208 $1,297 2 $8.4 13 SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE $2.6 1,237 $2,089 9 $115.5 14 CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN $2.5 1,662 $1,516 7 $131.3 15 LOST IN TRANSLATION $1.7 630 $2,749 22 $39.9 16 WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON! $1.6 1,522 $1,076 3 $15.6 17 MASTER AND COMMANDER $1.3 1,101 $1,217 13 $89.6 18 THE BIG BOUNCE $1.3 2,304 $553 2 $5.7 19 CALENDAR GIRLS $1.2 928 $1,314 8 $27.0 20 GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING $1.1 402 $2,741 9 $5.8

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF FEB. 6 -- FEB. 8 *WEEKEND-GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

+ INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

DOCUMENTARIES Top Grossers OPENING NUMBER DOMESTIC WEEKEND*+ OF SITES GROSS

10/11/02 BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE $0.2 8 $21.6 4/18/03 WINGED MIGRATION $0.03 1 $10.8 10/14/94 HOOP DREAMS $0.02 3 $7.8 11/14/03 TUPAC: RESURRECTION $4.6 801 $7.7 12/20/89 ROGER & ME $0.08 4 $6.7 5/2/03 SPELLBOUND $0.02 1 $5.7 1966 THE ENDLESS SUMMER N/A N/A $5.0 1999 WOLVES N/A N/A $4.8 4/25/03 THE REAL CANCUN $2.1 2,261 $3.7 8/9/91 PARIS IS BURNING $0.3 23 $3.7

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