antiTainment NEWS: 'Scooby-Doo 2' Bites Box Office Competition

03-28-04 Keavin
The North American box office is going to the dogs—an animated dog by the name of Scooby-Doo. In a three week span we saw the top of the box office dominated by Jesus, Zombies and now a computer generated canine. 

"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed," walked away with the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $30.7 million for the first two days in theatres ($24 million less than the original film). Last week’s number one film, a remake of “Dawn of the Dead” dropped down to No. 4 earning an estimated $10.4 million. 

The controversial “The Passion of the Christ” dropped one spot to No. 3 this weekend, with earnings of $12.5 million ($315 million to date). 

The new Tom Hanks film, “The Ladykillers”, landed at No. 2. The Coen Brothers remake earned an estimated $13 million on Friday and Sat. 

Ben Affleck’s new comedy, “Jersey Girl,” debuted with ticket sales of $8.3 million, rounding out the box office Top 5.