EW Staff
July 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

IN THE ‘BLACK’

Despite selling fewer tickets than the original, Men in Black II neuralized $87 million over the record-setting holiday weekend, the fifth Columbia/Sony flick to open at No. 1 this year. Throw in Adam Sandler’s latest dopus, and Sony was poised to cross the $1 billion year-to-date mark faster than any studio in Hollywood history. But things weren’t all sis-boom-bah on July 4: Not-so-hot on the heels of Hey Arnold!’s lackluster opening, The Powerpuff Girls Movie tanked. The end of kiddie-flick domination? Tune in July 19, when Sony’s next biggie–Stuart Little 2–opens wide.

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

1 MEN IN BLACK II Columbia $52.1 3,557 $14,661 1 $87.2 2 MR. DEEDS Columbia $18.4 3,231 $5,698 2 $73.6 3 LILO & STITCH Disney $12.6 3,222 $3,922 3 $103.0 4 MINORITY REPORT 20th Century Fox $12.6 2,729 $4,601 3 $97.1 5 LIKE MIKE 20th Century Fox $12.2 2,410 $15,054 1 $19.0 6 THE BOURNE IDENTITY Universal $9.2 2,512 $3,645 4 $89.0 7 SCOOBY-DOO Warner Bros. $7.0 3,257 $2,156 4 $137.5 8 THE SUM OF ALL FEARS Paramount $3.7 1,592 $2,334 6 $111.7 9 THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE Warner Bros. $3.6 2,340 $1,531 1 $6.1 10 DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD Warner Bros. $2.8 1,792 $1,571 5 $61.1 11 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING IFC $2.5 499 $5,028 12 $23.6 12 STAR WARS: EPISODE II– ATTACK OF THE CLONES 20th Century Fox $2.5 1,162 $2,109 8 $291.3 13 SPIDER-MAN Sony $2.2 1,502 $1,468 10 $400.1 14 HEY ARNOLD! THE MOVIE Paramount $2.0 2,534 $793 2 $10.7 15 WINDTALKERS MGM $1.8 1,563 $1,132 4 $36.6 16 JUWANNA MANN Warner Bros. $1.0 852 $1,196 3 $12.1 17 INSOMNIA Warner Bros. $0.7 460 $1,591 7 $65.0 18 SPACE STATION IMAX $0.7 60 $12,072 12 $12.3 19 ABOUT A BOY Universal $0.6 487 $1,190 8 $40.1 20 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Miramax $0.5 216 $2,276 7 $5.8

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF JUly 5-7 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

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

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