Shallow Hal, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black, opened in second place with a better-than-expected $23.2 million, while the weekend's only other new film to open wide, Heist, took in a disappointing $8 million despite mostly positive reviews, winding up in fifth place.
The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
Monsters, Inc., $46.2 million; 2. Shallow Hal, $23.2 million; 3. The One, $9.1 million; 4. Domestic Disturbance, $8.5 million; 5. Heist, $8 million; 6. K-PAX, $6.2 million; 7. Thirteen Ghosts, $4.1 million; 8. Life as a House, $3.6 million; 9. Riding in Cars With Boys, $2.1 million; 10. Training Day, $1.9 million.