Box Office: 'Mummy' Dearest

“The Mummy Returns” breathed new life into the box office, setting a record for a non-holiday opening weekend and earning just $2 million less than Hollywood’s biggest all-time debut, 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” which opened on Memorial Day weekend. “The Mummy Returns” even surpassed “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” the previous non-holiday record holder. Just for the records, the Egyptian adventure, which stars Brendan Fraser and more special effects than its predecessor two years ago, got stinking reviews. The weekend’s Top 10, according to studio estimates:

1. “The Mummy Returns,” $70.1 million

2. “Driven,” $6.1 million

3. “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” $6 million

4. “Spy Kids,” $4 million

5. “Along Came a Spider,” $3.8 million

6. “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles,” $3.2 million

7. “Blow,” $2.4 million

8 (tie). “The Forsaken” $1.5 million

8 (tie). “Joe Dirt,” $1.5 million

10. “One Night at McCool’s,” $1.3 million

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