Will Smith Outguns Tom Hanks

Despite the much-anticipated release this weekend of “Road to Perdition,” a Depression-era gangster movie starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, “Men in Black II” was the No. 1 box office draw for a second week, pulling in $25 million and pushing its 12-day total to $133.3 million, reports the Associated Press. “Road to Perdition” was No. 2, grossing $22.1 million, although it played in only half as many theaters as “Men in Black II.” Overall, new releases scored big this weekend, with the top 12 movies taking in $130.8 million, up 20 percent from the same weekend a year ago. The Top 10 movies, according to studio estimates for the Friday-Sunday weekend, are as follows:

1. “Men in Black II,” $25 million
2. “Road to Perdition,” $22.1 million
3. “Reign of Fire,” $16 million
4. “Halloween: Resurrection,” $12.3 million
5. “Mr. Deeds,” $11 million
6. “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course,” $10 million
7. “Like Mike,” $7.6 million
8. “Lilo & Stitch,” $7.6 million
9. “Minority Report,” $7.4 million
10. “The Bourne Identity,” $5.8 million

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