March 30th, 2004
panned by practically every critic in the country,
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed proved to be
review-proof as it grossed a strong 29.4 million dollars.
While this is not nearly as good as what the first one
opened with in June 2002, it's still a rather impeccable
start. Also off to a decent start was the new Coen Brothers
comedy, The Ladykillers. With 12.6 million for the
weekend, if word of mouth is decent, it could have legs. If
not, expect it to fall the way of last October's
Dropping to third
but holding well was The Passion Of The Christ with
another 12.5 million. Dawn Of The Dead took a pretty
big stumble, as it only brought in 10.6 million for the
weekend. But Kevin Smith's heartfelt comedy Jersey Girl
seemed to overcome a lot of negative buzz (mainly in
part due to the movie) "Gigli" and made a nice 8.3 million.
Given the film is only in about 1500 theaters, that's not
bad at all. The film will expand to more theaters within the
next two weeks.
has turned out to be a dud with only 6.5 million over
the weekend, while the comedy Starsky and Hutch
snapped on another 6.2 million. Hidalgo and
Secret Window took in about 5.3 million each, while
rounding out the top ten was the fabulous Eternal
Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind with 5.2
Can yet another
comic book hero overtake the box office next weekend? Stay
tuned, DVD fans!