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Road, MIIB Strong But Not Up To Full-Powers

By Rob M. Worley     July 29, 2002

A swingingsuper-hero was #1 at the box office again this week. No, we're not talking aboutSpider-Man, we're talking about Austin Powers, baby!The third Powers movie Goldmember debuted in the topspot this week, taking in an estimated $71,540,000 according to BoxOffice Mojo.

Exciting newsfor comic fans is that the much-acclaimed Road To Perdition continuesto hang tough. The film spent it's third straight week in the box office top 2,collecting an estimated $11 million this weekend.

Men InBlack II slipped a notch, ending up at #4 this week. The comic booksequel pulled in $8.7 million brining it's four-week total to $173.6 million.

The movie isdoing strong numbers in Germany, according to Variety.MIIB opened strong last week, making it the second-biggest openerthis year, after Attack of the Clones. However, as with the U.S.bow, the sequel's numbers did not measure up to the original.

The film boaststhe fourth highest premiere of all time in the Czech Republic, the fifth best inHungary, the seventh highest of all time in Hong Kong and the eight-biggestpremiere in Austria.

Men InBlack II also opened in the top spot in Singapore, Malaysia, Chileand the Philippines.


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