WHAT MOVIEGOERS WANT
Well, judging by this weekend's box office receipts, there's little doubt about what women want Mel Gibson
. The Aussie's romantic comedy, What Women Want
, debuted at No. 1 with an estimated $34.4 million the biggest December opening in history and a personal best for Gibson. The new teen comedy, Dude, Where's My Car?
, surprised naysayers by claiming the No. 2 spot with $14.0 million, just ahead of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
, which slipped to No. 3 after spending four weekends at the top. The Jim Carrey
holiday blockbuster raked in another $13.0 million, bringing its 31-day haul to $212.9 million. Disney's latest animated entry, The Emperor's New Groove
, opened at No. 4 with a disappointing $10.0 million gross. Vertical Limit
rounded at the top five with $9 million.