Buena Vista/Pixar's underwater adventure Finding Nemo resurfaced at the top of the chart over the weekend, grossing an estimated $29.2m going into its third week on release.
The animated yarn has amassed $192.3m and is expected to finish in the $275m-$300m range, which would surpass the Pixar record set in 2001 when Monsters, Inc grossed $255.9m.
Down one place to second was Universal's street racing sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, which added $19.1m for $84m in its second week.
Meanwhile Revolution/Columbia's $75m action-comedy Hollywood Homicide was left floundering in Nemo's wake and placed fifth on a disappointing $11.7m.
Harrison Ford plays a veteran LAPD cop who partners up with Josh Hartnett's rookie.
Ron Shelton directed and the film co-stars Lena Olin and Bruce Greenwood. Hollywood Homicide averaged $4,119 from 2,840 sites and was expected to open on around $20m.
Two other new releases broke into the top 10. Paramount's children's adventure Rugrats Go Wild! From Nickelodeon Movies opened fourth on $12.5m while the New Line comedy Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd opened sixth on $11.1m.
Rugrats Go Wild! sees the animated TV characters join forces with the Wild Thornberrys, a family whose daughter talks to animals.
It averaged $4,119 from 2,840 sites and features the vocal talents of Bruce Willis and Jodi Carlisle. John Eng and Norton Virgien directed.
In 1998 The Rugrats Movie opened at number one on $27.3m and two years later Rugrats In Paris opened number two on $22.7m.
Dumb And Dumberer is a prequel to the hit 1994 comedy Dumb And Dumber, which starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Shorn of its charismatic original pairing, the mid-$20m film struggled to make waves and averaged $4,241 from 2,609 venues.
Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson star as the hapless pair of fools in high school. Troy Miller directed.
Overall the top 12 films grossed $118.6m, down 24% against the same weekend last year when Scooby-Doo opened on $54.2m.
Next week's releases include Universal's comic book adaptation The Hulk, starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly; Warner Bros/Franchise Pictures' romantic comedy Alex & Emma, starring Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson; and 20th Century Fox's From Justin To Kelly, starring Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson.
Estimated Top Ten US Jun 13-15, 2003
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimated total to date
1 (2) Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar) BVI $29.2m $192.3m
2 (1) 2 Fast 2 Furious (Universal) UIP $19.1m $84m
3 (3) Bruce Almighty (Universal) Spyglass/BVI $14.2m $193.8m
4 (-) Rugrats Go Wild! (Paramount) UIP $12.5m --
5 (-) Hollywood Homicide (Columbia/Revolution) CTFDI $11.7m --
6 (-) Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (New Line) NLI $11.1m --
7 (4) The Italian Job (Paramount) UIP $9.5m $55.3m
8 (5) The Matrix Reloaded (Warner Bros) Warner Bros/Village Roadshow $5.5m $257.3m
9 (6) Daddy Day Care (Columbia/Revolution) CTFDI $2.1m $92.2m
10 (7) X2: X-Men United (Fox) Fox International $1.6m $207.2m