The top 10 films at North American cinemas 1 (*) US$57.5M X-Men One of the most popular comic books of all time comes to the big screen with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen starring. 2 (1) US$26.1M Scary Movie Director Keenen Ivory Wayans turns the slasher film on its head. 3 (2) US$17.5M The Perfect Storm It's wild and it's wet. George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg hook up again as fishermen to fight a once-in-a-lifetime storm. 4 (3) US$11.0M The Patriot Drama during the American Revo- lution with Mel Gibson as a farmer drawn into the conflict. 5 (4) US$10.5M Disney's The Kid Bruce Willis plays a nasty rich man who meets his mirror image - an eight- year-old with attitude. 6 (5) US$7.8M Chicken Run Clay animation meets The Great Escape as a bunch of chickens seek freedom from the farm. 7 (6) US$5.7M Me, Myself & Irene Jim Carrey is a state trooper fighting with his alter ego for the love of his life, Irene (Renee Zellweger). 8 (8) US$2.8M Big Momma's House Martin Lawrence is Malcolm Turner, an FBI agent who goes undercover as an XXX-sized mother-in-law. 9 (10) US$2.6M Gone In Sixty Seconds Nicolas Cage plays a car thief lured into one last heist. 10 (7) US$2.5M Shaft Samuel L Jackson plays the streetwise cop in this new spin on the classic 70s blax- ploitation film.