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Chart Flashback: 2001

A pre-James Franco ”Planet of the Apes” reboot and a second slice of ”American Pie” were in the top 10 at the box office during the weekend of Aug. 10-12, 2001

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1. American Pie 2
The raunchy sequel marks the financial high point of the American Pie franchise. The original Pie grossed $102.6M in 1999, while American Wedding made $104.6M in 2003.
Weekend gross: $45.1M
Final gross: $145.1M
Grade: B-

2. Rush Hour 2
Weekend gross: $33.1M
Final gross: $226.2M
Grade: B-

3. The Princess Diaries
Weekend gross: $14.2M
Final gross: $108.2M
Grade: B+

4. The Others
Nicole Kidman followed up the wacky whimsy of Moulin Rouge! with this scary sleeper hit that proved she could earn more than just critical raves.
Weekend gross: $14.1M
Final gross: $96.5M
Grade: B

5. Planet of the Apes
When it bowed in July, Tim Burton’s remake scored the second-biggest opening of the year ($68.5M) behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — but fell fast after that.
Weekend gross: $13.3M
Final gross: $180.0M
Grade: C+

6. Jurassic Park III
Weekend gross: $7.5M
Final gross: $181.2M
Grade: C

7. Osmosis Jones
Weekend gross: $5.3M
Final gross: $13.6M
Grade: B+

8. America’s Sweethearts
Weekend gross: $4.4M
Final gross: $93.6M
Grade: C-

9. Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon’s lovable turn as Elle Woods spawned a sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003, $90.2M), and a Broadway musical.
Weekend gross: $3.8M
Final gross: $96.5M
Grade: B-

10. Original Sin
Stars Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas fared better apart in 2001: His Spy Kids made $112.7M, and her Lara Croft: Tomb Raider unearthed $131.2M.
Weekend gross: $3.1M
Final gross: $16.5M
Grade: C-

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