It was business as usual at the box office, with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers holding on to its No. 1 position for the third consecutive weekend. The Golden Globe-nominated sequel grossed $25.7 million from Friday to Sunday, bringing its 19-day total to $261.7 million. Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can held steady at No. 2 with $21.3 million ($97.6 million to date), followed by the romantic comedies Two Weeks Notice (No. 3 with $11.6 million) and Maid in Manhattan (No. 4 with $9 million). Jack Nicholson's acclaimed black comedy About Schmidt, meanwhile, expanded to more theaters and jumped 17 places to No. 5 with $8.75 million.
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