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'Cradle 2 the Grave' fights its way to #1

March 2nd, 2003

The new Jet Li - DMX Warner Bros. actioner Cradle 2 the Grave lept its way to #1 this weekend, grossing a relatively mild $17.1 million opening weekend for a not-bad per screen average of $6,520.

In second place is DreamWorks' comedy Old School. The comedy had good word-of-mouth and dropped only 20% to gross $13.8 million from 2,742 cinemas. In two weekends it has grossed an excellent $37.2 million.

In third place is Fox's Daredevil. After freefalling a massive 55% last weekend, the Man Without Fear recovered only slightly this weeking, falling 39% to a gross of $11 million. The superhero flick has grossed a lower-than-expected $84.1 million in three weekends.

In fourth place is Paramount's rom-com How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The film is showing some terrific legs, falling only 12% from last weekend for a gross of $10.1 million. It has amassed $77.5 million in four weekends, surely excellent news for Paramount.

And sitting pretty at #5 is Miramax's Chicago. The 13-times-Oscar-nominated film gross $8.1 million, a drop of only 1.4% from last weekend.

The Top 10 looked like this this weekend...

1. Cradle 2 the Grave ($17.1 million)
2. Old School ($13.8 million)
3. Daredevil ($11 million)
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ($10.1 million)
5. Chicago ($8.1 million)
6. The Jungle Book 2 ($6.7 million)
7. Shanghai Knights ($4.8 million)
8. The Life of David Gale ($4.3 million)
9. Gods and Generals ($2.7 million)
10. The Recruit ($2.6 million)

Filed under: Chicago, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Daredevil, Old School, Cradle 2 the Grave