Thanks, Kenneth. I m glad you like them. The plain old box office figures can be very dry, and it s fun to tweak the studios when they spend a fortune onMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2004View SourceThanks, Kenneth. I'm glad you like them. The plain old box office figures can be very dry, and it's fun to tweak the studios when they spend a fortune on garbage and are proved to be mortal. Jeff----- Original Message -----From: Kenneth De LuciaSent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 6:51 PMSubject: Re: [filmemporium] Box Office: It took a "Village"I look so forward to your recap of the weekend end box office battles Jeff. They are both informative and so clever.
This always brightens my day when I read it.
M. Night's "The Village" found a community of enthusiasts this weekend, and received $ 50 million to build upon. The director's box office magic continues, presumably thanks to his name and the enduring appeal of horror flicks. Matt Damon went down a notch as audiences remembered to frequent his "Bourne Supremacy". It added another $23 million and brought the total to a memorable $98 million. But wait! There's more! The remake of "Manchurian Candidate" also opened this weekend. Now how much would you pay? Audiences contributed $20 million. Maybe it didn't take the brass ring but it showed the appetite for political flicks continues. # 4 was "Catwoman". No it wasn't! Mr. Smith continues to show where there's a Will there's a payday. "I, Robot" is showing an Energizer staying power as it's current model plugged in another $ 10 million. That's $114 million so far. Not overwhelming but good for a non-sequel. And # 5 is of course a comic book flick. Yes, "Catwoman" is...oh, wait, # 5 is "Spiderman 2"! Yes, the underachieving Spidey comes from behind and bests his feline competition. He spun (spinned?) another $ 8 million for a total of $344 million. He's big Mr. Spiderman, thinks he's so tough! Get out of here, you loser. Shrek has your number. Meowwwch! Here's "Catwoman". The vengence of Warner Bros./DC Comics is not yet. You silly corporations can't pull the fur over comic book fans' eyes. The feline failure scratched out another $ 6 million for a total of $ 29 million. Hope it does better in the Catskills. Then there's that "White Castle" film. It ate up a lean $ 5 million. Maybe Doogie Howser should've been the headliner. The director's main contribution to society continues to be the title "Dude, Where's My Car?" "Cinderella Story" continues to hang in there past midnight. The old gal found another $ 4 million in her stepsisters' pockets and has a $ 40 million total. I don't know, is that good for a Hillary Duff movie? # 9/11 is that "Fahrenheit" thing. It's got the documentary race all to itself. $ 3.1 million in the hand is better than if it were in the Bush. That's $ 109 million now, maybe helped at this point by the Democratic Convention. This just in..."Anchorman" rounds out our Top 10 with $3.1 million. Actually it's tied with "F. 9/11" so we'll have to see how this story progresses. For the final results, tune in on Monday. And that's the way it is! - - - Jeff