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Dr. Dolittle 2 Debuts At #2

20th Century Foxs DR. DOLITTLE 2 debuted in the number two spot in this weekends box office. Starring Eddie Murphy, the sequel to the 1998 remake of the 1967 film about a doctor who can "talk with the animals," took in an estimated $26.7 million. Paramount Pictures TOMB RAIDER dropped to #3 after its smash debut last week. The Angelina Jolie action-adventure flick took in an estimated $20.2 million, bringing its two week cumulative to $84.2. Disneys ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE dropped two spots to #4, taking in another $13.2, with a two week cumulative of $44.3 million. DreamWorks' CG film, SHREK, continuing its strong run, dropped two spots to #5 with $11.0 million, bringing its six week cumulative to $215.8 million. Warner Bros.' SWORDFISH dropped to the #6 spot with $7.7 million, bringing its three week cumulative to $53.2. Buena Vista's PEARL HARBOR dropped to seventh place with $7.0 million, bringing its five week total to $172.1 million. DreamWorks' special effects comedy, EVOLUTION, dropped three more spots to #9 with $3.6 million, bringing its three week cumulative to $32.6 million. The visually stylized MOULIN ROUGE came in eighth with $3.8 million, $43.4 million cumulative. THE ANIMAL made another $3.0 million, down to #10 from #7 with a cumulative total of $51.3 million.

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