LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The war thriller "Black Hawk Down" topped the box office for a third straight weekend, taking in $11.1 million.
Only a couple of fresh movies were released, leaving the top 10 largely the same as last week, when studios dumped out a rush of new films.
"Snow Dogs" was No. 2 for the third weekend in a row, grossing $10.2 million. The rest of the top five was bunched tightly, with "A Walk to Remember" at $8.84 million, "The Count of Monte Cristo" at $8.8 million and "A Beautiful Mind" at $8.4 million.
The gross-out campus comedy "Slackers" debuted weakly with $2.8 million at No. 11. "Orange County" was at No. 10 with $2.9 million. Playing in 1,893 theaters, "Slackers" averaged just $1,471, compared to $3,536 in 3,143 theaters for "Black Hawk Down."
Nicole Kidman's latest, "Birthday Girl," took in $2.37 million in 1,000 theaters for a $2,371 average. Kidman plays a Russian mail-order bride whose arrival wrecks the life of a lonely British bank clerk (Ben Chaplin).
"The newcomers couldn't get arrested this weekend," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations, which tracks the box office.
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