American Pie 2 takes a slice out of the box office

Aug 12, 2001 by Ian Evans

American Pie 2 broke a record this weekend, opening with an estimated $45.1 million take at the North American box office. That breaks the record for an R-rated comedy debut, beating the original Scary Movie’s $42.4 million opening.

Rush Hour 2 was still getting traffic at the box office with a $31.5 million haul, good for number two.

The Princess Diaries kept its number three spot with $14.1 million, while the Tom Cruise produced Nicole Kidman flick The Others opened at number four with $13.6 million. The other major film to open this week, Osmosis Jones, opened to a weak $5.6 million and the number seven spot.