January 27th, 2004
That 70s Weekend, Oscar
Two stars of the
Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" battled for the top spot at the
box office over the weekend with their respective films, and
Ashton Kutcher was the clear winner. The pretty-much panned
The Butterfly Effect took in a pretty strong 17
million. Right on its tail was last week's big winner,
Along Came Polly, with 16.3 million.
Grace's new comedy, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!
failed to find much of an audience with a pretty dismal
7.3 million. Unless word of mouth is good on the film (I'm
assuming it's not given Dreamworks gave 3 sneak previews of
the movie during January), expect it to fall off the charts
pretty quick. Right behind that was Big Fish with 7.1
million, while The Return Of The King slumps down to
fifth with 6.7 million.
Cheaper By The
Dozen took in another 6.3 million while Cold Mountain
still shows some legs with another 5 million in the
bank. Torque took a tumble with 4.4 million and
Something's Gotta Give added another 4 million to its
tally. And back in the top ten due to its re-release to cash
in on awards season, Mystic River brought in another
3.3 million at the box office.
Speaking of awards
season, last night's Golden Globes was pretty predictable.
announced today and while there were some major snubs (take
that, Harvey Weinstein!), there were also a lot of
surprises. I think this will be a fairly easy race to
predict... but I'll save my picks until a few days before
the actual show (which is now only about a month away).
With the last of
the January releases coming this Friday, things should start
to get interesting soon film wise at the box office. What
will prevail? Stay tuned DVD fans!