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Miramax’s Gwyneth Paltrow-starring View From the Top bowed at #4, taking in $7.6 million.


Latifah-Starrer Bringing Down the House Tops Box Office for Third Consecutive Week

Bringing Down the House led the box office for the third straight weekend.

The top 12 films grossed an estimated $83.9 million—a 29% drop from the same weekend a year ago, due in part to the first weekend of the war in Iraq.

Bringing Down the House, a comedy starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, topped the box office with $16.2 million, pushing its total take to $83.4 million in three weeks.

The Stephen King adaptation Dreamcatcher opened in second place with $15.3 million. Agent Cody Banks, Frankie Muniz's teen-spy flick, dropped from second to third place in its second weekend out with $9.3 million.

Miramax’s Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle, View From the Top, bowed in fourth place with $7.6 million.

The G-rated Piglet's Big Movie opened in seventh place with $6.1 million while the Cuba Gooding Jr. comedy Boat Trip came in a distant 10th with $3.7 million.