'X-Men' Marks the Spot

“X-Men” took a giant leap off the comic book pages and onto the nation’s movie screens. According to studio estimates, the movie had the fourth highest three-day opening ever (behind three sequels — “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace”) and “Mission: Impossible 2”) and replaced “Scary Movie” as the second-biggest opening of 2000 (after “M:I-2”). Industry reports say 20th Century Fox, the studio behind “X-Men,” had expected to pull in perhaps $35 million this weekend. The box office results:

1. “X-Men,” $57.5 million

2. “Scary Movie,” $26.1 million

3. “The Perfect Storm” $17.5 million

4. “The Patriot” $11 million

5. “Disney’s The Kid,” $10.5 million

6. “Chicken Run,” $7.8 million

7. “Me, Myself & Irene,” $5.7 million

8. “Big Momma’s House,” $2.8 million

9. “Gone in 60 Seconds,” $2.6 million

10. “Shaft,” $2.5 million

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