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December 11th, 2000

Weekend Box Office, Video Game Reviews Up

It was another weekend at the box office where the Grinch stole it, coming in first place with a very nice 18.6 million. The film should cross 200 million next week, and will most likely be the highest grossing film of the year. Climbing its way to second place (sorry for the joke) came Veritcal Limit with a respectable 15.5 million. In third was Proof Of Life with a decent 10.2 million, but it appears the whole Meg Ryan/Russell Crowe affair didn't really help it out to gain more of an audience. In fourth was Unbreakable with 7.5 million and seems it won't reach "Sixth Sense" numbers, but may very well gross over 100 million, which is quite good. New Line's Dungeons and Dragons opened to pans from critics everywhere, and a lackluster 7.2 million. 102 Dalmatians made 6.2 and won't be a smash hit as Disney had hoped, while in seventh Rugrats in Paris: The Movie made about four million. Meet The Parents held steady in eighth place with three million, Charlie's Angels in ninth with 2.6 and Bounce with 2.5 million. A pretty good weekend at the box office, if I say so myself.

In other box office news, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon made a whopping 687,000 dollars in only several theaters from New York City and Canada. This is incredibly impressive. I saw the film over the weekend and loved it. While I think it is a bit too arty and spiritual to cross into mainstream, it's truly one of the best films of the year. The acting is great and so are the incredible, well put together fight sequences. When it opens up in your area during the next few weeks, be sure to catch it. It's like nothing you've ever seen before...

Now, you may have noticed this site is no longer just doing Playstation reviews. I decided to just make a full blown out Video Game Review section. Now not only you can read reviews of new and popular Playstation and Playstation 2 video games, there are some for various other systems and there will be for more to come. So enjoy those, and look for that part to slowly expand.

With this new section, someone approached me about doing reviews, and sure enough, his sample review was very well written and detailed. So let us all welcome Angelo C. to DVDlaunch. For now he will be covering video games, but later on he will be reviewing DVDs. Be sure to read his Driver 2 review for Playstation. FUNKY!

That's it for now... expect some more reviews in the upcoming week. You may have noticed last Friday I posted a review of The Road To El Dorado, so check that out if you haven't already. See you soon everyone!

- Zach B.

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