‘Nemo’ Finds #1 Again As ’2 Furious’ Falls Fast

'Rugrats' debuts at #4, 'Hollywood Homicide' at #5, 'Dumb and Dumberer' at #6.

“Finding Nemo” swam back to the top of the box office this past weekend, knocking “2 Fast 2 Furious” to #2, while “Rugrats Go Wild!,” “Hollywood Homicide” and “Dumb and Dumberer” barely made a splash.

“Nemo” took in $29.2 million as “2 Fast 2 Furious,” which knocked the animated fish flick from the #1 spot last weekend, suffered a 62 percent drop in ticket sales. The latest Disney/ Pixar Studios collaboration made animated movie history with its $70.6 million opening three weeks ago (see ” ‘Finding Nemo’ Breaks Weekend Opening Record For Animated Flick” ) and has made $192.3 million overall, according to studio estimates. (Click for photos from “Finding Nemo.” )

Though “2 Fast 2 Furious” debuted strongly with $52.1 million last week (see ” ’2 Fast 2 Furious’ Whoops ‘Nemo’ At The Box Office” ), it brought in just $19.1 million over the weekend for an $84 million total. (Click for photos from “2 Fast 2 Furious.” ) The original “The Fast and the Furious,” co-starring Vin Diesel (who is absent from the sequel) and Paul Walker, was released in 2001 and made more than $110 million.

None of the weekend’s three new widely released films — “Hollywood Homicide,” “Rugrats Go Wild!” and “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd” — managed to generate much heat. Made for a reported $75 million, the Harrison Ford/ Josh Hartnett cop team-up “Hollywood Homicide” was a bust at #5 with $11.7 million, (Click for photos from “Hollywood Homicide.” ) while the latest “Rugrats” cartoon flick fared only slightly better at #4 with $12.5 million.

“Dumb and Dumberer,” a prequel featuring look-alike actors standing in for “Dumb and Dumber” stars Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, opened at #6 with $11 million. Meanwhile, the real Jim Carrey’s “Bruce Almighty” was #3 in its fourth week of release, with $14.2 million. Co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman, “Bruce” has made close to $194 million.

The rest of the weekend’s top 10 includes the Mark Wahlberg-led ensemble heist flick “The Italian Job” at #7 with $9.5 million ($55.2 million, three weeks); “The Matrix: Reloaded” at #8 with $5.5 million ($257.2 million, five weeks); Eddie Murphy’s “Daddy Day Care” at #9 with $2.1 million ($92.2 million, six weeks); and mutant sequel “X2: X-Men United” at #10 with $1.6 million ($207.1 million, seven weeks).

Former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-star Eliza Dushku’s horror flick “Wrong Turn” just missed the top 10 with $1.3 million ($12.3 million, three weeks), while slow-burning word-of-mouth hit “Bend It Like Beckham” was #12 with $760,000 ($21.7 million, 14 weeks).