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August 26th, 2003
My Boss's Disaster
As to be expected
since summer is coming to a close (oh, and that this time -
late August - is a dumping ground for subpar movies), it was
a pretty lifeless box office over the weekend. In first
place was last week's winner Freddy Vs. Jason with a pretty decent 13.1
million. With its total pushed past 60 million, the horror
crossover has the claim to fame by saying it's the only
other movie this summer (besides "X2") to hold the top spot
two weekends in a row. I'm sure a sequel isn't too far
In second place
again was S.W.A.T., holding strong this weekend with
10.5 million, it should break 100 million by next weekend.
Also holding strong was Kevin Costner's latest
well-receieved directorial effort, Open Range. The film tied with another Disney
release, the sleeper family comedy Freaky Friday for 9.4 million. In fifth
was one of the weekend's several new releases (and it faired
the best), the Jackie Chan action pic The Medallion
so-so 8.1 intake.
Pirartes Of The
Carribean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl is still showing some sea
legs, as it took in another 7.2 million over the weekend.
And on the verge of reaching 100 million is the wonderful
horse drama Seabiscuit, this weekend taking in 6.1 million.
Standing in eighth and ninth place were Uptown Girls
with 5.6 and 5.4 million respectively. Finally, hoping to
cash in on Ashton Kutcher's new found level of popularity,
Miramax released the on-the-shelf-for-a-few-years comedy
Looks like the movie got punk'd, as it only took in 5
million (still, that's much better than another on-the-shelf
comedy that was released over the weekend - Marci X - which brought in less
than a million).
So summer's finally
coming to a close, with the only major new release up ahead
is the horror sequel Jeepers Creepers 2. Here's hoping for a
brighter fall movie season, and look for a wrap-up on the
summer movie season shortly...