2002 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
Votes: 246,167 | Gross: $52.36M
Week 1 $11,334
2. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Votes: 73,757 | Gross: $41.31M
Week 2 $7,113
3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 339,991 | Gross: $108.64M
Week 3 $10,844
4. I Am Sam (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
Votes: 135,957 | Gross: $40.31M
Week 4 $6,558, Week 5 $4,837
5. Collateral Damage (2002)
R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.
Votes: 68,572 | Gross: $40.08M
Week 6 $5,332
6. John Q (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.
Votes: 115,387 | Gross: $71.76M
Week 7 $9,575
7. Queen of the Damned (2002)
R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.
Votes: 49,740 | Gross: $30.34M
Week 8 $5,877
8. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 121,263 | Gross: $78.12M
Week 9 $6,430
9. The Time Machine (2002)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Votes: 113,146 | Gross: $56.68M
Week 10 $7,680
10. Ice Age (2002)
PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.
Votes: 402,777 | Gross: $176.39M
Week 11 $13,966
11. Blade II (2002)
R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.
Votes: 186,814 | Gross: $82.35M
Week 12 $12,016
12. Panic Room (2002)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.
Votes: 237,496 | Gross: $96.40M
Week 13 $9,844, Week 14 $5,975
13. Changing Lanes (2002)
R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.
Votes: 63,547 | Gross: $66.82M
Week 15 $6,554
14. The Scorpion King (2002)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.
Votes: 123,061 | Gross: $91.05M
Week 16 $10,474, Week 17 $5,230
15. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 640,220 | Gross: $403.71M
Week 18 $31,769, Week 19 $19,755
16. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 575,633 | Gross: $310.68M
Week 20 $25,317, Week 21 $18,982
17. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.
Votes: 96,924 | Gross: $118.91M
Week 22 $9,795
18. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama
After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Votes: 17,204 | Gross: $69.60M
Week 23 $6,448
19. Scooby-Doo (2002)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
Votes: 88,157 | Gross: $153.29M
Week 24 $15,710
20. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 470,134 | Gross: $132.07M
Week 25 $11,888
21. Mr. Deeds (2002)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.
Votes: 127,191 | Gross: $126.29M
Week 26 $11,501
22. Men in Black II (2002)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Agent J is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory after the re-appearance of a case from K's past.
Votes: 315,008 | Gross: $190.42M
Week 27 $14,660
23. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Votes: 228,349 | Gross: $104.45M
Week 28 $12,286, Week 29 $7,138
24. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.
Votes: 184,388 | Gross: $213.31M
Week 30 $20,224
25. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 317,316 | Gross: $227.97M
Week 31 $18,418
26. xXx (2002)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission.
Votes: 166,096 | Gross: $142.11M
Week 32 $13,190, Week 33 $6,526
27. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Votes: 113,743 | Gross: $241.44M
Week 34 $5,464, Week 35 $9,147, Week 36 $6,119
28. Barbershop (2002)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.
Votes: 27,892 | Gross: $75.78M
Week 37 $12,851, Week 38 $6,767
29. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
Votes: 95,597 | Gross: $127.22M
Week 39 $10,825
30. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 232,254 | Gross: $93.15M
Week 40 $10,885
31. Brown Sugar (2002)
PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.
Votes: 7,982 | Gross: $27.36M
Week 41 $7,827
32. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
Votes: 298,314 | Gross: $129.13M
Week 42 $7,579
33. Jackass: The Movie (2002)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy
Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.
Votes: 76,560 | Gross: $64.26M
Week 43 $9,072
34. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.
Votes: 45,055 | Gross: $139.24M
Week 44 $8,659
35. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 228,773 | Gross: $116.72M
Week 45 $20,745
36. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.
Votes: 494,162 | Gross: $261.99M
Week 46 $23,997
37. Die Another Day (2002)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
Votes: 192,026 | Gross: $160.94M
Week 47 $14,203, Week 48 $13,859
38. Empire (2002)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.
Votes: 7,020 | Gross: $17.50M
Week 49 $7,245
39. Drumline (2002)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.
Votes: 31,657 | Gross: $56.40M
Week 50 $6,865
40. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,354,189 | Gross: $342.55M
Week 51 $17,119, Week 52 $13,494