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By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated July 18, 2003 12:37 PM
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Producer Jerry Bruckheimer had a good weekend. His two movies, the brand new “Bad Boys II” (with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) and the week-old “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (with Johnny Depp), were the top two movies, according to studio estimates.

“Bad Boys II,” which reunited Bruckheimer with director Michael Bay and their stars (all of whom were onhand for 1995’s “Bad Boys”), pulled in $46.7 million over the weekend. It’s expected to easily overtake the $65.8 million total gross of the original, its studio, Sony, tells the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Disney’s “Pirates” has a 12-day total of $132.2 million and is on the way to becoming 2003’s fifth movie to top $200 million.

In other waters, the year’s top-grossing movie, the Disney/Pixar fish tale “Finding Nemo” crossed the $300-million mark.

The Top 10 movies this weekend were as follows:

1. “Bad Boys II,” $46.7 million
2. “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” $33.3 million
3. “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” $10.1 million
4. “Johnny English,” $9.3 million
5. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” $9.2 million
6. “Finding Nemo,” $7.3 million
7. “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” $6.1 million
8. “How to Deal,” $5.8 million
9. “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” $3.7 million
10. “28 Days Later,” $2.55 million