Discs Are Rated
November 21st, 2000
"Grinch" Steals Box Office, Big Release Tuesday
An amazing weekend at the box office, as Dr Seuss' How
The Grinch Stole Christmas rocketed to number one in its
first weekend of release, with a whopping 55.1 million
dollars. Wow! This is definently going to be a holiday hit,
and is already in the record books. This is Ron Howard's
best opening as a director, and Jim Carrey's best opening
too. Must be a nice, early Christmas gift for Universal...
In a somewhat distant second came Rugrats In Paris:
The Movie with a cool 23 million. Charlie's Angels
continued to do strong with a little over 13 in third
place, while The 6th Day came in 4th with also a
little over 13 million and Bounce rounded off the top
five with 11.4 million. Little Nicky made 7.5 million
and is gradually declining... looks like this 80 million
dollar "guaranteed hit because it has Sandler" is a big
Let's get talking reviews, shall we? First off, over the
weekend I put up reviews of
Run (which Dreamworks so graciously sent to me) and
Fantasia Anthology (which I feel is my best review). So
be sure to check them out! Today in stores you can pick
Chicken Run up, as well as Gladiator and X-Men. Speaking of
X-Men, we originally reported (and I still think the
first... it was reported Sunday afternoon) that there is
another edition in the works... THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Director Bryan Singer confirmed that his remarks were taken
out of context, and this will be the only version, so buy it
Look out for a lot more big titles to be reviewed this
week... Ren has prepared "The Perfect Storm", and I'll be
getting "X-Men", "Gladiator", "American Beauty" and "The
Ultimate Toy Box" (Toy Story boxed set) up as soon as I can.
Have fun buying some great titles everyone!
- Zach B.