A.I. tops box office

Jul 03, 2001 by Ian Evans

Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence took the number one spot this weekend with a box office of roughly $29.3 million. Meanwhile, people were still street racing to the theatres in order to see The Fast and the Furious which crossed the finish line at second with an estimated $20 million, a 50% drop from its opening last week.

Eddie Murphy’s talking to the animals and the audiences as his Dr. Dolittle 2 only dropped 37% with a $15.8 million take and third spot.

Proving that tight tops and big guns will still attract a boy’s attention Angelina Jolie and her Lara Croft: Tomb Raider alter-ego took fourth place and now has just over $100 million in total box office.

Sony’s Baby Boy was fifth with $8.6 million while Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire was sixth with $8.2 million.

The big green monster at the box office, Shrek, continued to amuse audiences dropping only 26% for seventh at $7.7 million. Its take to date is over $228 milion.

Meanwhile Pearl Harbor dropped another 31% to eight spot with $4.7 million. Crazy/Beautiful and Swordfish rounded out the North American top ten.