Anyone wondering whether Vin Diesel can carry a movie need look no further than this weekend's box-office numbers. "XXX," the first full-blown action picture to give Diesel top billing, debuted at #1 with a $46 million take in its first three days.

"XXX" bumped filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" out of the top spot (see "Mel Gibson, 'Signs' Overpower Austin's Mojo"), according to studio estimates released Sunday. The success of the much-anticipated and heavily hyped "XXX," (click for photos from the movie) which stars Diesel as an extreme-sports athlete sent by the government to infiltrate a terrorist group called Anarchy 99, all but cements plans to move ahead with a sequel (see "Vin Diesel Ain't Goin' Nowhere: 'Pitch Black,' 'XXX' Sequels In Works").

"Signs" held strong with $30 million, pushing the crop circle mystery's two-week total past $118 million (click for photos from the movie). "Spy Kids 2," an action comedy aimed at younger audiences, debuted at #3, making $17 million from Friday to Sunday. "Blood Work," the weekend's other widely released film (see "Who Wins In A Fight Between Vin Diesel, Clint Eastwood And The Spy Kids?"), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, opened at #5 with $7.2 million.

The record-breaking "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (see " 'Goldmember' Hotter Than Austin's Velvet Suits At Box Office") dropped two places to #4 with $13 million, for a three-week total of $167.7 million.

The rest of the top 10 includes "Saturday Night Live" veteran Dana Carvey's "The Master of Disguise" at #6 with $5.1 million, for a total of $23.8 million in two weeks of release; Tom Hanks' "Road to Perdition" down two places to #7 with $4 million, for an overall five-week total of $84.1 million; "Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat" at #8 with $3.17 million in its second week for a total of $13.1 million; slow-building indie powerhouse "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," co-starring 'NSYNC's Joey Fatone (see " 'NSYNC's Joey Fatone Talks About His Big Fat Movie"), at #9 with $3.1 million for a 17-week total of $45 million; and the Michael J. Fox-voiced "Stuart Little 2" at #10 with $2.7 million for a four-week total of $53 million.

"24 Hour Party People" made $34,000 at two New York theaters over the weekend (see "Kurt Loder Weighs In On '24 Hour Party People' "), while another limited-release film, Jennifer Aniston's "The Good Girl," pulled in $148,700. The small-town drama will expand to 55 theaters next weekend. By comparison, "XXX" is playing on 3,374 screens.

For more on Vin Diesel and "XXX," check out "Vin Diesel: Not Your Father's Action Hero."