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ZANY FOR ZION

Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity kicked butt this weekend, with a record-breaking debut that knocked the X2 mutants out of first place. At $134 million over four days, The Matrix Reloaded’s opening was the second best ever — it also smashed Hannibal’s record for an R-rated movie and more than tripled The Matrix’s 1999 bow. Elsewhere, Fox’s wide release of the Pillow Talk-esque Down With Love earned a measly $7 million, making it the summer’s first box office flop; kids kept cheering for Eddie Murphy’s Daddy Day Care, which held steady at No. 2; and Zeitgeist’s Oscar-winning foreign film Nowhere in Africa broke the top 20 in its 11th week — and on only 78 screens.

TOP 20 WEEKEND NO. OF WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS GROSS* SITES[1] PER-SITE IN TO AVERAGE RELEASE DATE 1 THE MATRIX RELOADED Warner Bros. $91.8 3,603 $25,472 1 $134.3 2 DADDY DAY CARE Columbia $18.9 3,408 $5,540 2 $51.1 3 X2: X-MEN UNITED 20th Century Fox $17.3 3,490 $4,957 3 $174.2 4 DOWN WITH LOVE 20th Century Fox $7.0 2,123 $3,298 2 $7.1 5 THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE Disney $4.8 2,650 $1,789 3 $32.3 6 IDENTITY Columbia $3.7 2,196 $1,668 4 $45.1 7 ANGER MANAGEMENT Columbia $3.6 2,476 $1,436 6 $128.3 8 HOLES Disney $3.2 2,232 $1,416 5 $56.0 9 A MIGHTY WIND Warner Bros. $1.7 770 $2,198 5 $12.1 10 BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Fox Searchlight $1.4 553 $2,481 10 $15.0 11 MALIBU’S MOST WANTED Warner Bros. $0.9 811 $1,099 5 $33.0 12 CHICAGO Miramax $0.6 520 $1,102 21 $167.4 13 GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS Disney $0.5 84 $6,031 6 $8.4 14 PHONE BOOTH 20th Century Fox $0.3 406 $836 7 $44.6 15 CONFIDENCE Lions Gate $0.3 365 $875 4 $11.9 16 BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE Touchstone $0.3 399 $753 11 $129.1 17 THE DANCER UPSTAIRS Fox Searchlight $0.3 93 $3,009 3 $0.8 18 DAREDEVIL 20th Century Fox $0.3 214 $1,295 14 $101.9 19 POKEMON HEROES Miramax $0.3 196 $1,328 1 $0.3 20 NOWHERE IN AFRICA Zeitgeist Films $0.2 78 $3,136 11 $3.5

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF MAY 16 — 18 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS