BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE from Buena Vista brought in an exceptionally big weekend box office debut for the month of March in North America. Taking in roughly $31.7M, it was the third best ever debut in March, behind 20th Century Fox's ICE AGE ($46.3) and New Line's BLADE 2 ($32.5M). TEARS OF THE SUN, with visual effects by ILM, debuted in second place with $17.2M while OLD SCHOOL, vfx by Gray Matter FX, slipped a notch to third place at $9.2M and a cue of $50.8. CHICAGO, with visual effects by Toybox and Film Effects Inc., edged up into fourth place, taking in $6.9M to bring its total to $114.5M. HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, with visual effects by Pixel Magic, is still in the top 10 at fifth place taking in $6.7M and a $86.9M total. CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE (Bryan Horiba was vfx supervisor) toppled off its top position to sixth place earning $6.5M and a total of $27M. DAREDEVIL, with primary vfx by Rhythm & Hues, Pixel Magic and Digital Domain, follows in seventh place taking in $5.1M and a cue of $91.4M. JUNGLE BOOK 2 is still swinging near the top of the chart in eighth with $4.2M and $39.5M total receipts. SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, featuring visual effects by Cinesite and Effects Assoc., moved down to ninth with $2.6M for a total cume of $54.7M. THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE drops to tenth in its third week with $2.1M, earning a total of $17.1M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.