Eddie Murphy Flounders

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"Holy Man," a critically panned comedy about a televangelist, grossed $5.2 million this past weekend for one of the worst debuts in Eddie Murphy's up-and-down career. It even did worse than two previous Murphy duds: "A Vampire in Brooklyn" ($7 million in 1995) and "Metro" ($11.4 million in 1997). The film's lackluster opening was even more surprising given Eddie's recent success with "Dr. Dolittle," which has grossed $142.2 million since June.

In other box-office news, "Antz" remained the box-office king of the (ant)hill for a second consecutive weekend, while former champ "Rush Hour" moved up a notch to second position, according to studio estimates. "Antz" earned about $15.4 million, followed by Jackie Chan's "Rush Hour" with $11.5 million. "What Dreams May Come," an afterlife romance starring Robin Williams, fell one place to third with $11 million. The nightclub comedy "A Night at the Roxbury" held steady at fourth with $6.2 million.