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January 21st, 2003

The kangaroo got the money...

 

In a sign that the end of the world is near, the vulgar kiddie comedy Kangaroo Jack debuted at the top of the charts this week with a very impressive 21.8 million. I guess it's no surprise, since most parents ignore reviews anyway and there are no films aimed at kids out. In second place was another newcomer, also opening with bad reviews, the buddy comedy National Secuirity with 16.8 million. Last week's winner, Just Married dropped to third with 13.7 million.

Catch Me If You Can and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers were fifth and sixth, and were quite close in their numbers. "Catch" made 12.52 million, while Gandalf and company took in 12.5 (and also crossed the 300 million dollar mark!). Also gaining theaters and money is another award hopeful, Chicago. Taking in a strong 9.7 million, it should hold steady for weeks to come as it gets wider and wide.

The week's other newcomer (which I saw and found slightly amusing), A Guy Thing, only took in a decent 8 million. About Schmidt and The Hours took in 6.8 and 5.7 respectively, while the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice is just about off the charts with 4.7 million.

 

-Zach B.