Blaque And "Bring It On" Take Box Office

It seems that the ladies of Blaque did a mighty fine job choosing their first feature film project.

"Bring It On," which sees the R&B group share screen time with Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, turned it on at the box office over the weekend, grossing a surprising $17.4 million. The tally was enough to earn the teen-oriented cheerleading comedy the number one spot at the box office over the weekend, besting the Wesley Snipes action-thriller "The Art Of War."

The box office victory means that Blaque aced its first foray into film, and apparently the trio did it with relative ease. "In my opinion, I would say singing is harder, because with singing comes other elements. You've got to perform, you've got to do videos, [and] you have to be an actress at the same time," Blaque's Natina Reed told MTV News.

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business,"[/article] she added. [article id="1440024"]"There are just more elements involved in singing than in acting. In acting, you just let your naturalness come through and its all good." [RealVideo][/article]

The women of Blaque will soon return to music with a trip to the studio this fall to work on the follow-up to their 1999 self-titled debut. Blaque's sophomore effort should hit stores early next year.

The trio's "I Do" is up for Best Editing In A Video at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on September 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).