X-2: The high-powered sequel X2: X-Men United held it's top spot at the box office, pulling in an estimated $41.4 million in its second weekend. X2's 10-day total is at an estimated $149.05 million, which indicates a strong, $23 million take at the box office during the week. "X2" has almost surpassed its predecessor's total gross in only 10 days. X-Men, which was released in July of 2000 took in $157.3 million in its domestic run.

In more surprising news, Daddy Day Care, the new Eddie Murphy comedy about an inept dad who starts a day care business, had a strong opening weekend, hauling in an estimated $27.6 million. The movie was chastised by critics (28 positive reviews out of 95 on www.rottentomatoes.com) but posted a solid $8,189 per screen average, showing in 3,370 theaters.

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