March 16th, 2004
Nothing can top
The Passion Of The Christ, as it remained in first
place for the third week in a row with a healthy 32.1
million and has passed over 260 million at the box office.
Opening in a strong second was the pushed-up Johnny Depp
thriller Secret Window with 18.2 million. Last week's
strong openers, Starsky and Hutch and Hidalgo
held up strongly in their second weekends out with 16
million and 11.8, respectively.
On the family film
front, news wasn't so good for the quickie, panned sequel
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. The original
opened around this time last year and did good business, but
it looks like the sequel won't be having the same fate.
50 First Dates slid to sixth with 5.4 million, and
became the second film of the year to reach 100 million.
Meanwhile, Twisted took in another 3 million.
Rounding out the
top ten was Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen with
2.4 million, the Oscar-winning The Lord Of The Rings: The
Return Of The King with 2.02 million and the new David
Mamet thriller Spartan, which didn't break out much
with a mere 2.01 million.
Can a zombie remake
or an early Oscar contender outgross Jesus? See you next
week, DVD fans!