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February 25th, 2003

The "Devil" Still Rides

 

In a very close race, Daredevil remained at the top spot again with a steep drop but still a strong showing of 18 million dollars. Right behind it, and opening to some decent reviews, was the frat comedy Old School (I really enjoyed it) with 17.4 million (it's the only new movie this weekend to enjoy some real success). How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is still packing in audiences, as it added another 11.5 million to its tally over the weekend.

Surprisingly, The Jungle Book 2 is holding up strong with a nice 8.7 over the weekend. Chicago, still riding that Oscar glory, took in another 8.2 million. In sixth place, The Life Of David Gale earned a pretty mediocre 7.1 million (and I'm sure the terrible reviews didn't help). Shanghai Knights continues to move down the charts but added a decent 6.5 million to its total gross over the weekend.

The bottom 3 mainly belonged to two other new releases: the near four-hour, Ted Turner-produced opus Gods and Generals with 4.6 million (it also receieved some shoddy reviews) and the cop drama Dark Blue (which scored some decent reviews, mainly for Kurt Russell's performance). That took in 3.8 million. Finally, The Recruit brought in another 3.4 million in what is likely it's last week in the top ten.

While not much new opens next week, March should bring a new crop of movies to challenge the staying power of some of these films. So as always, stay tuned DVD fans...

 

-Zach B.