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June 18th, 2002
America "Doos" Scooby
Whoa, here was a
major shocker. In first place this weekend was the
live-action feature film version of the classic and
semi-beloved cartoon Scooby-Doo. Even more shocking, it broke June
box office records with a whopping 54.2 million. A sequel is
already underway for two summers from now, and Warner said
it would be happy if the film debuted with numbers in the
mid 30s. Given the lack of kid's entertainment out now, and
that Scooby does have a strong following from adults too,
maybe it's not that much of a surprise... but sure is a
summer success story for Warner.
In second, after
many delays, came Doug Liman's entry into the big
blockbuster action drama The Bourne Identitity.
It scored a
pretty healthy 27.1 million, but another delayed film,
Windtalkers, just plain tanked with 14.5 million.
MGM is really hurting... in fourth was The Sum Of All Fears
million and then Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The
adding another 9.4 to its tally. It looks like it may have a
little trouble reaching 300 million... ouch.
Slipping to sixth
Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood with 8.9 million, while
with 7.5 million. Bad Company did uh, "badder" with 5.9 million,
and rounding out this week's top ten was Spirit: Stallion Of The
Cimarron with 5.2 million and Undercover
with 4.4 million.
Next weekend should
prove interesting... can an alien named Stitch and a big
power team-up of Cruise and Spielberg prove a challange for
these films? We shall see, as always...