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October 7th, 2003

School Rocks

 

With rave reviews and excellent notices for star Jack Black, not to mention some great pre-release buzz, The School Of Rock shot to the top of the weekend box office with a very nice 19.6 million. Expect good word of mouth to make this one of the biggest fall comedies. Black and company beat out another newcomer, the Denzel Washington starrer Out Of Time that received positive to mixed reviews. But taking a dip was last week's winner The Rundown with 9.6 million - that's nearly a 50 percent drop.

The news was still good for Under The Tuscan Sun which made another 7.6 million, while Secondhand Lions which came in fifth with 5.1 million. Underworld is dropping pretty fast, only making 5 million this past weekend. However, the critical indie hit Lost In Translation came in seventh with an impressive 4.1 million - not bad for a movie that's on less than 900 screens.

Rounding the top ten out were some September releases - The Fighting Temptations (3.3 million), Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2.6 million) and Cold Creek Manor (2.5 million). But Black and company hold their own against Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited "Kill Bill"? Stay tuned, as always, DVD fans...

 

-Zach B.