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BOX OFFICE: A 'Nutty' Weekend

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Eddie Murphy + prosthetic makeup + fat jokes = ka-ching! "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," the heavily upholstered Murphy's sequel to the 1996 hit "The Nutty Professor," crushed all comers under its immense weight at the box office, earning a hefty $42.7 million in its opening weekend.

The ghost-story-cum-slasher-thriller "What Lies Beneath" dropped to No. 2 in its second weekend, but continued to do well with $22 million in ticket sales.

Here's a quick-and-dirty rundown of this weekend's Top 10 movies:

1. "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," $42.7 million, opening weekend) 2. "What Lies Beneath" ($22 mil, $68.5 mil overall) 3. "X-Men" ($11.5 mil, $121.8 mil overall 4. "Scary Movie" ($8.1 mil, $131.9 mil overall 5. "The Perfect Storm" ($7 mil, $157.6 mil overall) 6. "Pokemon: The Movie 2000" ($6.3 mil, $33.2 mil overall) 7. "Disney's The Kid" ($5.1 mil, $52 mil overall) 8. "The Patriot" ($4.6 mil, $101.4 mil overall) 9. "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" ($4.2 mil, opening weekend) 10. "Chicken Run"($3.4 mil, $92.9 mil overall)

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