Signs Back On Top
While sim-actress comedy SIMONE barely made a blip in the weekend box office, M. Night Shyamalan's thriller SIGNS, with visual effects by ILM, rebounded to number one. After debuting in the top spot then spending two weeks in second place, SIGNS has rebounded to number one, adding $14.3M for a cume of $173.2M. SIGNS ousted two-time number one actioner XXX, with visual effects by Digital Domain, which dropped to second with $13.7M for a total of $106.2M. SPY KIDS 2 maintained its hold on third place for the third week in a row. The small spies flick, with visual effects by ComputerCafe and others, earned $7.8M for a three-week gross of $58.5M. SIMONE, the "virtual reality" comedy about a computer-generated actress debuted in ninth place with $4.1M. After a tenth place debut, Warner Bros. outer space comedy THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH, with visual effects by Buzz Image Group, fell to 17th place, earning just $630,000 for a total of $3.8M. Box office information obtained from yahoo.com and boxofficemojo.com.