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November 27th, 2000

"How The Grinch Stole Thanksgiving", Playstation Reviews Up!

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 place.

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 right here.

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) The Perfect Storm, while the other is the craptacular "cash in on late 90s teen horror craze" sequel to the original "Carrie", The Rage: Carrie 2.

And so... holiday madness begins.

- Zach B.

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