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Receipts for ``X2'' came in behind the record $114.8 million for Spider-Man over the same weekend last year. The first two Harry Potter movies had the second and third best openings, $90.3 million for Sorcerer's Stone and $88.4 million for Chamber of Secrets.

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The superhero sequel X2: X-Men United debuted with $85.85 million domestically, the fourth-best opening-weekend gross ever and a 58% increase over the $54.5 million first weekend of the original X-Men three years ago.

Opening in second place was The Lizzie McGuire Movie, starring Hilary Duff in a big-screen adaptation of her Disney Channel TV series. With an audience of mostly young girls, the movie took in $17 million.

Receipts for ``X2'' came in behind the record $114.8 million for Spider-Man over the same weekend last year. The first two Harry Potter movies had the second and third best openings, $90.3 million for Sorcerer's Stone and $88.4 million for Chamber of Secrets.

Overall, however, Hollywood revenues were down with the top 12 movies grossing $140.8 million, off 7.6% compared to the same weekend last year.

X2 drew about 14.3 million viewers, up 4.2 million from the opening weekend for X-Men. Distributor 20th Century Fox blanketed theaters with the sequel, which played in 3,741 cinemas. The studio also opened the film in a record 95 countries, with the movie taking in nearly $70 million overseas.

X2 reunites director Bryan Singer with his X-Men cast, including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.

In limited release, John Malkovich's directing debut, The Dancer Upstairs, opened solidly in 13 theaters with $105,300.

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