By EW Staff
Updated October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

BANGER GONG

Looks like he’s still AmeriKKKa’s most wanted: Ice Cube topped the charts again last weekend as Barbershop swept up another $12.8 million. Meanwhile, Mama Hawn bested Baby Hudson as The Banger Sisters tarred The Four Feathers, also outdone by Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. My Big Fat Greek Wedding now stands only a $17 million toss of rice from the all-time indie record set by The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Finally, Trapped provided a Hollywood lesson: Skittish about its child-abduction premise, Columbia undersold the movie, proving yet again that virtually no marketing yields virtually no money ($3.2 million).

TOP 20 WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND NO. OF PER-SITE IN TO GROSS* SITES[1] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE 1 BARBERSHOP MGM $12.8 1,894 $6,767 2 $38.4 2 THE BANGER SISTERS Fox Searchlight $10.0 2,738 $3,666 1 $10.0 3 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING IFC $9.7 1,853 $5,261 23 $124.1 4 BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER Warner Bros. $7.0 2,705 $2,592 1 $7.0 5 THE FOUR FEATHERS Paramount/Miramax $6.9 1,912 $3,587 1 $6.9 6 ONE HOUR PHOTO Fox Searchlight $4.6 1,332 $3,477 5 $21.7 7 SIGNS Touchstone $3.5 2,338 $1,497 8 $217.9 8 SWIMFAN 20th Century Fox $3.5 2,572 $1,355 3 $24.4 9 STEALING HARVARD Columbia $3.3 2,366 $1,396 2 $10.6 10 TRAPPED Columbia $3.2 2,227 $1,442 1 $3.2 11 XXX Columbia $2.0 1,891 $1,065 7 $138.3 12 CITY BY THE SEA Warner Bros. $2.0 2,150 $920 3 $20.2 13 SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS Dimension $1.7 1,982 $855 7 $79.9 14 AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER New Line $0.9 1,109 $835 9 $211.1 15 IGBY GOES DOWN United Artists $0.8 102 $7,433 2 $1.2 16 THE GOOD GIRL Fox Searchlight $0.6 524 $1,164 7 $12.7 17 BLUE CRUSH Universal $0.5 842 $625 6 $39.8 18 SPIRITED AWAY Disney $0.4 26 $17,302 1 $0.4 19 ROAD TO PERDITION DreamWorks $0.4 656 $596 11 $103.2 20 THE BOURNE IDENTITY Universal $0.4 394 $920 15 $120.1

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF SEPT. 20-22 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1] INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

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