Spider-Man, Anchorman Lead Box Office

07/12/2004 at 08:00 AM EDT

Spider-Man, Anchorman Lead Box Office
It was Spider-Man vs. Anchorman at the weekend box office, with the web slinger claiming another victory.

Though its second-weekend business dropped off 48 percent, Spider-Man 2, starring Tobey Maguire, remained in first place and made another $46 million, bringing its total to $257.3 million after only 12 days, according to studio estimates.

Will Ferrell's broadcast-news comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy also debuted to strong results, though Disney came up a cropper again with the weakly performing King Arthur, starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley. The film landed in third and took in $15.2 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, the girl-power flick Sleepover, barely made it into the Top 10.

Michael Moore's Bush-whacking Fahrenheit 9/11, however, proved a healthy holdover in its third week, raising its total to $80.1 million and still appearing to be the first documentary that will surpass the $100-million mark.

So far, the Associated Press reports, Spider-Man 2 has grossed about $20 million more than the original Spider-Man had after 12 days. That improves its chances of exceeding the $403.7 million total domestic take for Spider-Man, the top-grossing movie of 2002.

The weekend Top 10, according to studio estimates, was as follows:

1. Spider-Man 2, $46 million
2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, $28 million
3. King Arthur, $15.2 million
4. Fahrenheit 9/11, $11 million
5. The Notebook, $6.53 million
6. White Chicks, $6.5 million
7. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, $5.4 million
8. The Terminal, $5 million
9. Shrek 2, $4.5 million
10. Sleepover, $4.2 million

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