Discs Are Rated
September 9th, 2000
Yes... a new update!
Ah, September has officially kicked in. No more summer
vacation for most sadly... back to school for the kids and
such. Ah well.
September means Labor Day. And Labor Day is known to be
the worst weekend for movies of the year. Everyone has been
going on and on how bad this summer was for movies, that
there wasn't such a big box office draw. May was a pretty
good month, with "Mission: Impossible 2" and "Gladiator"
getting strong numbers, but thinks slumped a bit in June.
But July was really strong, with "The Perfect Storm", "Scary
Movie" and "X-Men". Yet August, was a decent month. Nothing
This Labor Day at the box office was a bit better than I
expected. "Bring It On", the Kirsten Dunst cheerleading
comedy, took a little drop and brought in 14.2 million,
bringing it's 10 day total to around 37 million. Not bad at
all, considering it cost about 10 million to make. "The
Cell" made 9.1 million this weekend, coming in at 2. "Space
Cowboys", Clint Eastwood's best directing job and most
successfull movie in a long time, came in at third with a
little over 8 million. "The Art Of War" came in fourth, and
rounding out the top five was "Highlander: EndGame" the
(supposedly) final chapter in the mediocre movie series. Why
Disney would even release another chapter in this series is
beyond me. The first one was simply decent to begin with,
and to continue on a not really successful franchise sounds
like a bad idea to me. It's an attempt to get money with a
core audience, I guess. I mean, there was also the
"Highlander" TV series spin-off, which is probably the only
audience at all for this movie. Those who are hardcore
Highlander fans. Disney didn't screen this one for critics.
Still, 6.4 million is decent, and averaged $4,115 in 1,543
theaters which isn't that bad.
"Whipped" the new comedy with Amanda Peet, came out of
the top ten with a mere 2.7 million. "Saving Grace", the
marijuana comedy expanded to more theaters this weekend
after a very successful run in the past month at fewer
theaters. It made 2.9 million while at 875 theaters. Nice.
Well, that wraps up this week's box office report from
me. The site is doing pretty well so far, I think a little
word of mouth has spread. We're not getting major numbers of
course, but we're not in any search engines yet. I expect
this site to grow majorly. If this is your first time
dropping in, I reccomend you check out my intro from
We got a few new reviews at the site. I've uploaded my
review, as well as a review of
Men In Black:
Limited Edition. Be sure to also check out the
Digital version review. The three are excellent discs
and are worth picking up. Anthony has prepared reviews of
Mummy (old version) and
Invisible Man. David takes a look at Luc Besson's
Big Blue, and Wes reviews the recently re-release of
Nights Double Platinum.
To be a bit of a tease, I have a really good idea for
this site, and plan to unveil it soon... I'm sure you'll all
like it (and I hope rival DVD sites don't copy me).
In my next update, I will be (and proud to) introduce
another staff member to this site. I think he's going to be
a worthwhile addition to the team. If you're interested, I
still have a couple spots open, so please check out the
section for more info.
Have a good weekend everyone!
- Zach B.