By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated December 06, 2002 10:45 AM
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Looks like audiences just can’t keep away from James Bond.

“Die Another Day,” with Pierce Brosnan as 007 and Halle Berry as agent Jinx, returned to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend — which meant disappointing news for the reunion of Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal in “Analyze That.”

Their mob-in-therapy comedy experienced a weaker opening than the original 1999 movie, “Analyze This” — by about $7 million. (“This” went on to make $106.7 million.)

John Leguizamo’s drug and gangster drama “Empire” opened strong in limited release, averaging a healthy $7,235 per screen compared with a $4,288 average for “Analyze That.”

Also in limited release, the acclaimed “Adaptation,” with Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, grossed $400,000 in just seven theaters for a staggering $57,143 per-screen average. Many weekend screenings in New York were sold out by Friday morning. (Memo to editor: Will not be in the office this afternoon.)

The Top 10 movies this weekend, according to movie studio estimates, are as follows:

1. “Die Another Day,” $13 million
2. “Analyze That,” $11.3 million
3. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” $10 million
4. “Empire,” $6.3 million
5. “Treasure Planet,” $5.7 million
6. “The Santa Clause 2,” $5.4 million
7. “Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights,” $5.2 million
8. “Friday After Next,” $2.8 million
9. “8 Mile,” $2.6 million
10. “The Ring,” $2.5 million