'Sum Of All Fears' Beats The 'Ya-Ya's Out

'Bad Company' debuts at #4 behind 'Star Wars.'

If it was a box-office battle of the sexes, then action-loving men had

something to cheer about this weekend. "The Sum of All Fears" maintained the

top spot for a second week with $18.7 million (click for photos from the movie), besting the debut of perhaps

the mother of all chick flicks, "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya

Sisterhood."

Though Ben Affleck's nuclear-terror thriller held strong during a rather

sluggish weekend, "Ya-Ya" was able to land at #2 with $16.4 million. The

Sandra Bullock-led dramatic comedy, following a group of lifelong friends'

attempts to repair a mother-daughter relationship, may have lost to Affleck

and co-star Morgan Freeman's CIA epic, but it did beat "Bad Company."

Starring Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins, "Bad Company" debuted at #4 with a

paltry $10.5 million. (Click for photos from the movie) With star power and mismatched buddy action similar to

"48 Hours" and "Rush Hour" driving it, "Bad Company" was expected to fare

better (see "Movie House: Hannibal Lecter

+ Pootie Tang's Daddy = Box Office Gold?").

The year's two biggest films, "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

and "Spider-Man" (see "Movie House: 'Star

Wars,' 'Spider-Man' Continue To Rule The Box Office"), finished at #3

and #5, respectively. "Star Wars" made another $13.9 million for an overall

take of $254.9 million (Click for photos from the movie), while "Spider-Man" added another $10 million to its

$360 million total.

The rest of the top 10 includes the animated "Spirit: Stallion of the

Cimarron" at #6 with $9.4 million; Eddie Griffin's blaxploitation send-up

"Undercover Brother" at #7 with $7.3 million (click for photos from the movie); "Insomnia," from MTV Movie

Award-winning director Christopher Nolan (see " 'Lord Of The Rings,' Nicole Kidman On Top At MTV Movie

Awards") at #8 with $5.9 million; J. Lo's "Enough" at #9 with $3.6

million; and the Badly Drawn Boy-scored "About a Boy" at #10 with $2.7

million.

Next week's numbers could pick up with the addition of "Scooby Doo," Matt

Damon's spy thriller "The Bourne Identity" (see "Movie House: Will Matt Damon's 'Bourne' Be The Next Bond?") and "Windtalkers," a World War II drama. "Windtalkers"

re-teams Hong Kong director John Woo with Nicolas Cage, who he directed in

1997's "Face/Off," and Christian Slater, who he directed in 1996's "Broken

Arrow."