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<I>The Matrix</I> Fights Off <I>X-Men</I> in May

6 Jun, 2003 By: Brendan Howard

The war for May box office market share was “Mutants vs. Matrix.”

In first place was Warner Bros., with $239.7 million in May. The Matrix Reloaded contributed the most, with a two-week total of $209.5 million. In a close second was 20th Century Fox ($224.2 million), with its comic-book sequel X2: X-Men United's four-week $192.2 million take.

Last month's box office market-share winner, Sony, was in a distant third, with $126.7 million. The studio's Anger Management was strong in its second month, throwing down $24.9 million. The comedy Daddy Day Care ($73.3 million) and the thriller Identity ($28.5 million) pitched in the bulk of Sony's ticket sales in May.

Buena Vista's kid-friendly flicks The Lizzie McGuire Movie ($37.6 million) and Holes ($21.8 million) dug in to give the studio a fifth-place market share, with $68.7 million.

MGM came in sixth ($8.5 million), with a disappointing start for the Douglas family comedy-drama It Runs in the Family.

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