The critically railed comedy Norbit, starring Eddie Murphy, Eddie Murphy and Eddie Murphy, topped the weekend box office, earning $33.7 million. That easily bested second-placer Hannibal Rising, which feasted on $13.35 mil in its own debut.

Rounding out the top five were Because I Said So ($9 million), The Messengers ($7.2 mil) and Night at the Museum ($5.75 mil).