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September 11th, 2001

Another Day That Will Live In Infamy...

 

It's so hard to write the update now with what's going on. I'm upset, it's tragic and I'm positive all of you feel the same way I feel. Just to mourn, weep and watch the madness that's going on. The message on the top of the site, goes out to everyone, and I do encourage you all to donate a little to where you can... just keep praying, watching and I'll try to get some links up there ASAP about what you can do... for now, sites and numbers are being advertised all over, so if you can't wait (don't wait), go out and help America.

The summer season has ended, and it was the strongest one in history. While movies fell short of their goals and records ("A.I." and "Pearl Harbor" come to mind), a new trend was introduced: have a giant opening weekend, and then drop your audience to about half or more than half. It worked, and quite a few movies passed the 100 million dollar mark. However, an incredible amount fell short of 200 million to this trend. Still, the box office grosses were downright respectable. While that went on, sleeper hits also stormed the theaters ("The Others" and "The Princess Diaries) while sequels and a remake or two basically crowded the multiplexes. So, not a bad season... I didn't see many great movies, but it really was a good season.

Now then, a quick gander at the past weekend's box office. In first place was the panned The Musketeer with a decent 10.3 million, Two Can Play That Game brought in 7.7 for second, last week's surprise Jeepers Creepers slowed down and brought in 6.2 million, while the delayed Rock Star came in fourth with only 6 million, tying with The Others with the same amount of cash.

Rush Hour 2 brought in 5.7 million, American Pie 2 brought in 4.7 million and Rat Race started to lose its pace with only 4.4 million. Finally, The Princess Diaries and O rounded it all out with 3.3 million and 2.6.

Don't expect much on the site this week, but we will get back on track. Until then, do what you can and God Bless America...

 

-Zach B.

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