'Armageddon': Big, But...

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The Bruce Willis action picture "Armageddon" brought in an estimated $34.8 million this July 4th weekend, far more than the $19.8 million by last week's No. 1 (and this week's No. 2), Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Dolittle." Rounding out the top five box office draws over the holiday weekend were "Mulan," "Out of Sight" and "The X-Files Movie." "Armageddon"'s ticket sales were considered less than Earth-shattering, considering its $160 million budget. In its first five days the film brought in $52.9 million, putting it right behind this summer's other top action flick, "Godzilla," which opened with $55.5 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend yet proved to be a disappointment in the long haul.