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Hollywood Spotlight - Boxoffice Bonanza Archive

BOXOFFICE BONANAZA ARCHIVE
JUNE

By Marc Flemming


      For the Week Ending: June 25th, 2000 [ KEY ]

1. Me, Myself & Irene / $24,200,000
'Rubberface' is back in a controvercial film from the likes of the Farrelly brothers [Dumber and Dumber, There's Something About Mary] who have made no indication that they're going to alter the path they have created for themselves when it comes to going over the top and out doing their previous projects. Going straight to the top in its first week, the film about an individual with multiple-personality disorder does well - but, this ain't no Adam Sandler flick (The last Sandler film grossed $40 million in the first week of its release.). [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 3,020 | C: $24.2M

[Read Review] 2. Chicken Run / $17,600,000
Mel Gibson provides the voice for one of the star chickens in a film from the creators of Wallace and Grommit. While 'Chicken' run's for the top spot - it makes more of a waddle (Ducks are the only animal that waddle...) for the second position in its first week of release. Not bad for a buncha chickens made outta clay. [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 2,491 | C: $17.6M

3. Shaft / $13,300,000
The supa-fly, jive-educated private investigator is back - wearing Armani. Samuel L. Jackson gives the aging P.I. a face lift and another chance on the big screen. All things considered, I'd say he's been paid in full. First week out against the likes of a maturing Mission Impossible: 2, a surprisingly successful Big Momma's House and a big budget epic animation in Titan A.E., Shaft has effectively broke the case. In its second week, Shaft gets a little less consumer prodding and drops a couple spots to No.3. [Review Me]

WR: 2 | LWR: 1 | T: 2,407 | C: $42.9M

[Read Review] 4. Gone in 60 Seconds / $9,500,000
Three weeks into the battle for the top spot and the movie that should have been 'gone in 60 seconds' - is still around. My theory is that a growing population of down-on-their-luck car thieves have been showing up to the film again and again satisfying their form of a recent streak of 'writer's block'. The film drops two spots in its third week. Wave goodbye - as this film will be out of the Top 5 by next week - guaranteed. The critics tore apart Cage's recent auto endeavor faster than he could get his Shelby GT 500 from 0 to 60. While the majority of the climatic car chase in this movie warrants a rental when the time comes, the rest lacks the same acceleration it so greatly needed. If the producer w as smart, he'd recommend to the future alumni of 'Bruckheimer's School of Directing' that they include a wee bit more action car chases in their action films about fast cars. [Review Me]

WR: 3 | LWR: 2 | T: 3,089 | C: $68.9M

5. Big Momma's House / $8,700,000
Martin Lawrence has never looked prettier. In fact, this is probably one of his better suited roles in a long time. Going undercover in drag as an old granny may not get the women, but it certainly can get the laughs. Lawrence caters to dressing in women's clothes again for his fourth week in theaters and succeeds in increasing the paper (of the greenish color) content in granny's wallet. If there were ever a granny's 'will' to get yourself included in - this would be it. [Review Me]

WR: 4 | LWR: 3 | T: 2,848 | C: $85.4M


By Marc Flemming


      For the Week Ending: June 18th, 2000 [
KEY ]

1. Shaft / $21,100,000
The supa-fly, jive-educated private investigator is back - wearing Armani. Samuel L. Jackson gives the aging P.I. a face lift and another chance on the big screen. All things considered, I'd say he's been paid in full. First week out against the likes of a maturing Mission Impossible: 2, a surprisingly successful Big Momma's House and a big budget epic animation in Titan A.E., Shaft has effectively broke this case. [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 2,337 | C: $21.1M

[Read Review] 2. Gone in 60 Seconds / $14,700,000
Two weeks into the battle for the top and the movie that should have been 'gone in 60 seconds' - is still around. My theory is that a growing population of down-on-their-luck car thieves have been showing up to the film again and again satisfying their form of a recent streak of 'writer's block'. The critics tore apart Cage's recent auto endeavor faster than he could get his Shelby GT 500 from 0 to 60. While the majority of the climatic car chase in this movie warrants a rental when the time comes, the rest lacks the same acceleration it so greatly needed. If the producer w as smart, he'd recommend to the future alumni of 'Bruckheimer's School of Directing' that they include a wee bit more action car chases in their action films about fast cars. [Review Me]

WR: 2 | LWR: 1 | T: 3,049 | C: $51.9M

3. Big Momma's House / $11,300,000
Martin Lawrence has never looked prettier. In fact, this is probably one of his better suited roles in a long time. Going undercover in drag as an old granny may not get the women, but it certainly can get the laughs. Lawrence caters to dressing in women's clothes again for his third week in theaters and succeeds in increasing the paper (of the greenish color) content in granny's wallet. If there were ever a granny's 'will' to get yourself included in - this would be it. [Review Me]

WR: 3 | LWR: 3 | T: 2,853 | C: $70.7M

4. Mission Impossible 2 / $10,900,000
How Tom Cruise hangs from cliffs supporting his full body weight with casually placed grips that look no tighter than the grip he might use to cradle eggs - I'll never know (perhaps an offscreen lift has something to do with it?). I never really quite understood how one gets a motorcycle to pull a 360 degree spin on one wheel while traveling in excess of 70mph. These events represent just some of the stunts within this film, but let me tell you - if any of these seemed possible for just split second - this wouldn't be mission impossible. If this film's gross isn't testimony to American's visiting theaters in flocks, I don't know what is. In its fourth weekend in the theaters (and a few days in change), John Woo's sequel drops a couple more spots to No. 4 and puts a call into Fort Knox seeking counsel. But, boy did it bring in a lotta cash quick. [Review Me]

WR: 4 | LWR: 2 | T: 3,633 | C: $176.1M

5. Titan A.E. / $9,500,000
Sporting some of the most killer onscreen effects saturated in vibrant colors depicting fantastic locales from Earth to the distant reaches of the Universe - Titan A.E. is an absolute wonder on the eyes. If visuals can be candy to the eyes - this film is a straight injection of sugar. So luxurious is the imagery - the characters suffer in their development. This $60 million animation actioner will make a killer demo on DVD. [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 2,733 | C: $9.5M


By Marc Flemming


      For the Week Ending: June 11th, 2000 [
KEY ]

[Read Review] 1. Gone in 60 Seconds / $25,500,000
Maybe not in 60 seconds, but this title will be gone in a week. The critics tore apart Cage's recent auto endeavor faster than he could get his Shelby GT 500 from 0 to 60. While the majority of the climatic car chase in this movie warrants a rental when the time comes, the rest lacks the same acceleration it so greatly needed. If the producer was smart, he'd recommend to the future alumni of 'Bruckheimer's School of Directing' thaty they include a wee bit more action car chases in their action films about fast cars. [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 3,006 | C: $25.5M

2. Mission Impossible 2 / $17,100,000
How Tom Cruise hangs from cliffs supporting his full body weight with casually placed grips that look no tighter than the grip he might use to cradle eggs - I'll never know (perhaps an offscreen lift has something to do with it?). I never really quite understood how one gets a motorcycle to pull a 360 degree spin on one wheel while traveling in excess of 70mph. These events represent just some of the stunts within this film, but let me tell you - if any of these seemed possible for just split second - this wouldn't be mission impossible. If this film's gross isn't testimony to American's visiting theaters in flocks, I don't know what is. In its third weekend in the theaters (and a few days in change), John Woo's sequel drops a spot to No. 2 and puts a call into Fort Knox seeking counsel. [Review Me]

WR: 3 | LWR: 1 | T: 3,669 | C: $157.9M

3. Big Momma's House / $16,800,000
Martin Lawrence has never looked prettier. In fact, this is probably one of his better suited roles in a long time. Going undercover in drag as an old granny may not get the women, but it certainly can get the laughs. Lawrence caters to dressing in women's clothes again for his second week in theaters and succeeds in increasing the paper (of the greenish color) content in granny's wallet. If there were ever a granny's 'will' to get yourself included in - this would be it. [Review Me]

WR: 2 | LWR: 2 | T: 2,853 | C: $52.0M

[Read Review] 4. Dinosaur / $8,800,000
The Disney flick seems closer to extinction as it rumbles on to No. 4, down one more spot from last week. While the onscreen reptiles lose their health, it's weekend gross has some stamina to boot. Hey, Dinosaur's had their share of meteor showers, too. But, who was to think they'd be showering in enough firestorm to put a 100 megaton atomic bomb to shame? Yeah, beats a bad day at work. But the Dinosaurs continued to walk the Earth a bit longer and this week they've walked right into the top spot with one heckuva share of allowance. Oh, by the way folks - the Dinosaurs seen in this film were not harmed in anyway despite the presence of carnage, mayhem and flaming death. [Review Me]

WR: 4 | LWR: 3 | T: 3,275 | C: $110.5M

[Read Review] 5. Gladiator / $7,100,000
Even the toughest legends are destined to fall and Gladiator is no different. Having given the competition a Roman beating for 6 weeks now, the film begins to relax a bit as it seeks retirement from the daily grind - that is ... the daily grind of flesh and bones. In what might be his best film since Blade Runner, Ridley Scott steps up in a big way by delivering a film of epic proportions. Russle Crowe is superb, the remaining acting is superb, the directing is superb, the cinematography and costumes are superb... and so are the action scenes that gracefully depict the battles of ancient gladiators (if grace as a charaterisitic of such an individual is even possible). [Review Me]

WR: 6 | LWR: 5 | T: 2,706 | C: $150.2M


By Marc Flemming


      For the Week Ending: June 4th, 2000 [
KEY ]

1. Mission Impossible 2 / $27,000,000
How Tom Cruise hangs from cliffs supporting his full body weight with casually placed grips that look no tighter than the grip he might use to cradle eggs - I'll never know (perhaps an offscreen lift has something to do with it?). I never really quite understood how one gets a motorcycle to pull a 360 degree spin on one wheel while traveling in excess of 70mph. These events represent just some of the stunts within this film, but let me tell you - if any of these seemed possible for just split second - this wouldn't be mission impossible. If this film's gross isn't testimony to American's visiting theaters in flocks, I don't know what is. In its first weekend in the theaters (and a few days in change), John Woo's sequel remains right at the top for the second week in a row and puts a call into Fort Knox seeking counsel. [Review Me]

WR: 2 | LWR: 1 | T: 3,653 | C: $130.7M

2. Big Momma's House / $25,600,000
Martin Lawrence has never looked prettier. In fact, this is probably one of his better suited roles in a long time. Going undercover in drag as an old granny may not get the women, but it certainly can get the laughs. [Review Me]

WR: New | LWR: NA | T: 2,802 | C: $25.6M

[Read Review] 3. Dinosaur / $12,000,000
The Disney flick seems far from extinction as it rumbles on to No. 3, down a spot from last week. While the onscreen reptiles lose their health, it's weekend gross has some stamina to boot. Hey, Dinosaur's had their share of meteor showers, too. But, who was to think they'd be showering in enough firestorm to put a 100 megaton atomic bomb to shame? Yeah, beats a bad day at work. But the Dinosaurs continued to walk the Earth a bit longer and this week they've walked right into the top spot with one heckuva share of allowance. Oh, by the way folks - the Dinosaurs seen in this film were not harmed in anyway despite the presence of carnage, mayhem and flaming death. [Review Me]

WR: 3 | LWR: 2 | T: 3,319 | C: $96.8M

[Read Review] 4. Shanghai Noon / $8,600,000
In its second week, Shanghai Noon continues to show its wild side by dropping only a spot since last week. Jackie Chan has seemingly conquered every aspect of the modern day film culture. Now he's back and Clint Eastwood is showing a few wrinkles of jealousy from the sidelines. From the Orient to the Wild West, fists fly and guns blaze, but let one thing be certain - this ain't no Wild Wild West. [Review Me]

WR: 2 | LWR: 3 | T: 2,745 | C: $31.9M

[Read Review] 5. Gladiator / $8,100,000
Even the toughest legends are destined to fall and Gladiator is no different. Having given the competition a Roman beating for 5 weeks now, the film begins to relax a bit as it seeks retirement from the daily grind - that is ... the daily grind of flesh and bones. In what might be his best film since Blade Runner, Ridley Scott steps up in a big way by delivering a film of epic proportions. Russle Crowe is superb, the remaining acting is superb, the directing is superb, the cinematography and costumes are superb... and so are the action scenes that gracefully depict the battles of ancient gladiators (if grace as a charaterisitic of such an individual is even possible). [Review Me]

WR: 5 | LWR: 4 | T: 3,056 | C: $138.7M


KEY
WR - Weeks in Release
LWR - Last Week's Ranking
T - Theaters Showing
C - Cumulative Gross

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