Discs Are Rated
October 9th, 2000
Everyone wanted to "Meet The Parents"
An incredible and impressive box office run this weekend,
and I'm pretty amazed myself. A new champ now reigns for the
biggest October opening, Meet The Parents scored a
whopping 29.1 million in 2,614 theaters across the country.
I actually saw the film myself over the weekend, and I
really enjoyed it. Yes, there wasn't so much plot wise, but
I thought it was hilarious with some excellent moments, Jay
Roach had some superb direction and the acting, especially
from Stiller and DiNiro, was top notch. DiNiro has been
lining up comedy hits after the success of "Analyze This",
so maybe everyone shall think he's a great comedic actor
just as he is a great dramatic actor.
Remember The Titans added on to 836 more theaters,
and dropped to second place with 19.6 million. In third was
Get Carter, which I mentioned on Friday Warner didn't
even screen it, and it came in third with a huge drop from
the first and second place films, with a disappointing 6.7
million. Anyone else think Sly's career is over?
In fourth was The Exorcist, and Warner plans to
add it to 400 more theaters this coming Friday, to hype it
up for the whole Friday the 13th schpeal. In fifth was
Digimon: The Movie, the high rated kids show and
Pokémon clone with a disappointing 4.1 million. Then
again, they simply just dubbed the movie from Japan and it
must have cost under a million, while the rest was on
marketing. Fox is sure to make a profit back on the video
release. This also proves Digimon is no Pokémon,
since both Pokéfilms had really strong debuts and
pretty strong grosses.
What I find disappointing is that the movie I've been
raving about, Almost Famous, came in 6th place with
3.8 million. The movie has made a little over 23 million so
far, and it clearly show that Dreamworks' "American Beauty"
strategy didn't work as they had hoped. Will they expand?
Re-release later on? Who knows. The movie's budget was 60
million too, and it's a shame. If you still haven't seen it
yet, go out and support it! You won't be disappointed.
As far as smaller releases go, most did pretty well. New
Line's Spike Lee racial satire, Bamboozled, did
pretty well. So did Requiem For A Dream (from the
"Pi" director) which is only in New York City now, and will
go wide over the course of the next few weeks. What did seem
to do a little diappointing was the crticially acclaimed
Vietnam drama Tigerland.
As far as reviews go, a few have gone up (we got a few
New Line discs up and running!). Ren has prepared some great
Divas Live '98 and
Houston - The Greatest Hits. Anthony checked out the
Destination, while I have put up
Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and
Dog. Austin is one of those big titles and great movies
that any site should have up, so I prepared a review.
Enjoy everyone! Easy fast too, I'm surviving though!
- Zach B.