Spy Kids Takes Top Box Office


Monday, April 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES – The family that spies together took charge at movie theaters during the weekend.

Spy Kids, a family film about a sister and brother who embark on a mission to rescue their secret-agent parents, opened as the top box-office draw with $27 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Ashley Judd's romantic comedy Someone Like You debuted in second place.

Here are the estimated weekend totals for the top 10 films:


1. Spy Kids - $27 million
2. Someone Like You - $10.3 million
3. Heartbreakers - $8.2 million
4. Tomcats - $6.5 million
5. The Brothers - $5.8 million
6. Enemy at the Gates - $5.3 million
7. Exit Wounds - $5.2 million
8. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - $5 million
9. Traffic - $4.2 million
10. The Mexican - $2.6 million

Trouble follows 'Temptation'

A couple removed from the unscripted Fox series Temptation Island has reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against the network and producers, saying the producers knew they had a child together but told them not to divulge that fact before taping began.

Ytossie Patterson and Taheed Watson were dropped from the show when the News Corp.-owned network said it found out about their child.