Ice Cube Proves Hot in 'Barbershop'

09/16/2002 at 01:00 AM EDT

The crowds flocked to "Barbershop" this weekend, as the warmhearted comedy emerged as the victor in the box-office race.

The film, which received positive reviews, stars Ice Cube (real name: O'Shea Jackson), 33, as the owner of a South Side Chicago barbershop that also serves as an informal social club for his neighborhood -- until he loses it to loan sharks. The film chronicles his fight to get it back.

The year's big sleeper hit, the $5 million Nia Vardalos star vehicle "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," remained in the No. 2 spot and crossed the $100-million mark, bringing its cumulative take to $110.7 million. It became the 15th movie of 2002 to hit $100 million and stands as a testament to the power of word of mouth.

The weekend's Top 10, according to movie studio estimates, were as follows:

1. "Barbershop," $21 million
2. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," $11 million
3. "One Hour Photo," $7.7 million
4. "Stealing Harvard," $6.3 million
5. "Swimfan," $6.1 million
6. "Signs," $5.3 million
7. "City by the Sea," $4.8 million
8. "XXX," $3.3 million
9. "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," $2.4 million
10. "Austin Powers in Goldmember," $1.8 million

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

Latest Photos

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters