Discs Are Rated
November 27th, 2000
"How The Grinch Stole Thanksgiving", Playstation
A record setting weekend at the box office, with some
great numbers and great debuts. In first was Dr. Seuss'
How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which took in a whopping
73.8 during the Thanksgiving time frame, and making the film
total up to 137.4 million in a mere ten days, which is
mighty impressive (the original budget of 110 million has
been made back already). Universal should be really happy
about this, as it is the first time in several years when
Disney didn't come in top for the box office.
Disney did take spots 2 and 3, respectivley. M. Night
Shyamlan's "Sixth Sense" follow-up Unbreakable came
in second with a really nice 47.2 (I saw the film and really
enjoyed it, I actually have a review posted at IMDb, so
check it out there and search for it if you want to... or
maybe I should post it here). 102 Dalmatians grossed
a somewhat disappointing but good 26.8 million. It'll be
interesting to see how these two hold up in coming weeks...
will "Unbreakable" remain steady like "The Sixth Sense" to
become one of the top domestic grossers? Will word of mouth
catch on? Will Gerard Depridu (I can never spell his name!)
ever rebuild his career?
As far as the rest of the grossers, go, they were also
pretty impressive. In fourth Rugrats In Paris: The Movie
made a nice 22.8, while Charlie's Angels
continued to hold on strongly with 14 million in fifth
Bounce was in sixth with 11 million, The Sixth
Day in seventh with 10.2 (byebye Arnold!), Men Of
Honor in eight with 9.2, Meet The Parents in
ninth with 9 million and the laughable Little Nicky
in tenth a mere 6.5 million, barley grossing 33 million
dollars... Adam hasn't even come close to his "Big Daddy" or
"Waterboy" opening yet.
Anyhow, into site news, there is some great news if you
are a video game fan. I love video games (and have for many
years), so I figured it would only be logical to add a
Playstation Review section to the website. This
review section covers regular old PSOne games as well
as Playstation 2 games. I figured to include it
because Playstation 2 is indeed DVD based, and during this
busy holiday season you need to know the good from the bad.
There's no regular Playstation game reviews up yet, but look
for some shortly, but there are several Playstation 2 game
reviews for your reading pleasure. Just click the
Playstation Reviews link to the left on the toolbar, or
I'm still busy working on some major reviews (they should
be worth it), but in the mean time Ren has prepared two
reviews. One is of the summer smash hit (and killer DVD)
Perfect Storm, while the other is the craptacular "cash
in on late 90s teen horror craze" sequel to the original
Rage: Carrie 2.
And so... holiday madness begins.
- Zach B.