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May 28th, 2002
Ah yes, Memorial
Day. Once the official start of the summer movie season,
it's kind of taken a back seat now to the start of May. No
matter though, as during the four day weekend moviegoers
pack in to their multiplexes for some entertainment. While
this weekend had some major new releases that did well, it
was more of a battle between two bigger movies from earlier
in the month.
Episode II - Attack Of The Clones was first for its second week in the
row, this time taking in another 61.2 million during the
past four days, breaking the 200 million barrier mark.
Spider-Man, expanding screens, still performed
majorly. This is truly a mindblowing phenom, taking in
another 36.5 million over the long weekend. It's now made
334 million overall, and should climb upwards of over 400
The next three
places were reserved for the weekend's new releases, and
each of them did really well. Christopher Nolan's remake of
the 1997 foreign flick Insomnia made 26.1 million, while Dreamworks'
latest animated effort, Spirit: Stallion Of The
made 23 million, outperforming some expectations. In fifth
was the new Jennifer Lopez thriller, Enough, with a solid 17.5
expanded screens this weekend and made another 10 million,
while Unfaithful only took a slight drop and made 7.7
million more. The New Guy also had a minimal drop, making 5.5
million this weekend, while Changing Lanes and The Scorpion
King are on
their way out with 2 million and 1.9 million each. Looks
like "The Scorpion King" will miss the 100 million mark by
just a few inches... but perhaps not. Obviously, the
spin-off was not as successful as the actual "Mummy"
I assume a lot of
you will be picking up the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone" DVD this week, so have fun with it (sarcasm there).
Be sure to read my review, which will pop up this week. In
the meantime, I finally posted my Vanilla
It's a bit detailed, and if you liked the film and want my
in-depth thoughts (the review's a bit lengthy), do check it
out and I hope you enjoy my take on Cameron Crowe's
On another note,
today's my Mom's birthday, and I figured I'd wish her a good
one right here :-) Happy Birthday Mom.
And next week...
it's June. Wow.