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Weekend wrap-up: Early Edition

February 9th, 2003

With early estimates in for the weekend How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days overcame bad reviews to take top spot in this weekend’s box office race. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days won with a higher than predicted $24 million. In second place was the sequel to Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights which pulled in a disappointing $19 million. Sequels tend to be front-loaded, and Jackie Chan movies are already quite front-loaded to being with. Shanghai Knights could have difficulty beating Shanghai Noon, or maybe even The Tuxedo. Finally getting a wide release was Chicago, although it may have been too late as per screen average dropped nearly 50%. Chicago's box office of $10 million was good enough for 3rd place. It will take a serious Oscar Nomination bounce this week to get Chicago’s final box office past the $100 million mark. The only other movie widely released was Deliver Us From Eva came in at a respectable, if a little disappointing, $7 million good for 6th place.

As with all estimates, the final numbers may vary.

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