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July 2nd, 2002

"Mr. Deeds" Comes To Top

 

I assume that "Little Nicky" was a fluke, seeing how people are still interested in Adam Sandler. His latest, the remake of "Mr. Deeds Go To Town," Mr. Deeds, scored first at the box office with a whopping 37.1 million. It's not his biggest opening, and it probably won't be his biggest film, but it'll be up there. Hey, "Little Nicky" only made about 39 million. I saw "Mr. Deeds" and I thought it was decent... it's just solid mainstream entertainment.

Plunging down to second place is Minority Report with 21.59 million. It won't be a giant blockbuster, but it sure is going to be bigger than "A.I." Still, I think reaction hasn't been too great from audiences. And right behind the film AGAIN is Lilo & Stitch (which is also a pretty enjoyable film if you ask me), with 21.51 million. Watching these two go has certainly been interesting to watch...

In fourth was Scooby-Doo with 12.3 million, and The Bourne Identity is still doing well with 11.1 million. However, the news wasn't so great for Hey Arnold! The Movie. Despite massive hype on the show's network, Nickelodeon, the film opened in a distant sixth with an unimpressive 5.7 million take for its first weekend. I guess not all audiences for shows flock to the films... even if the show is successful. It will be interesting to see how a major cable cartoon show called "The Powerpuff Girls" does next week when that film opens...

Seventh was The Sum Of All Fears with 4.8 million followed by The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood with about 4 mil. Finally, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones pulled in another 3.6 million, and MGM continues to have a dreadful year with Windtalkers, only pulling in 3.5 this weekend.

Next week: July 4th tallys. Do I need to say that the top of the list looks pretty black?

Until next time DVD fans... until next time.

-Zach B.