'House' holds No. 1 ranking

A rush of new movies could not evict "Bringing Down the House" from the top spot at theaters.

The Steve Martin-Queen Latifah comedy remained No. 1 for a second straight weekend, taking in $22.4 million and pushing its 10-day total to $61.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Frankie Muniz teen-spy flick "Agent Cody Banks" opened in second place with $15 million. Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro's "The Hunted," a thriller about a tracker chasing a military hit man gone berserk, debuted at No. 3.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters were:

1. Bringing Down the House, $22.4 million.

2. Agent Cody Banks, $15 million.

3. The Hunted, $13.5 million.

4. Tears of the Sun, $8.8 million.

5. Chicago, $7.7 million.

6. Old School, $6.8 million.

7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, $4.8 million.

8. Willard, $4 million.

9. Daredevil, $3.04 million.

10. Cradle 2 the Grave, $3 million.

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