'Jeepers Creepers 2' Tops Box Office

'Jeepers Creepers 2' Tops Box Office
Creepy sequel outperforms the original, and sends "Freddy vs Jason" to the No. 6 slot.
Updated: 09-02-2003

Horror held sway at theaters again as "Jeepers Creepers 2" sunk its claws into audiences, debuting as the top movie with $18.5 million over the long Labor Day weekend.

"Jeepers Creepers 2" deposed another horror sequel, "Freddy vs. Jason," which had been the No. 1 movie for the previous two weekends. "Freddy vs. Jason" fell to No. 6 with $8.1 million, bringing its 17-day total to $73.4 million, according to industry estimates Monday.

A followup to 2001's horror mini-hit, "Jeepers Creepers 2" features the return of the bestial, bat-like "Creeper," this time butchering and munching on a bus full of high school athletes and cheerleaders.

The sequel did better business than the original "Jeepers Creepers," which took in $15.8 million in its debut over Labor Day two years ago.

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