Jurassic Sized Jolt Hits The US Box Office
People still like dinosaurs. JURASSIC PARK III roared into first place at the weekend box office with an astounding US$50.3 million. The pterodactyl tirade, with primary visual effects by ILM, has rounded up $80.9 million since its Wednesday debut. Family fave CATS & DOGS fell from third to land on its paws in fifth, grossing another $6.77 million. The canine comedy, with primary visual effects by Tippett Studios and Rhythm & Hues, has caterwauled in $72.38 million to date. SCARY MOVIE 2 placed in seventh, grossing out audiences to the tune of $4.4 million. The sick-humored spoof, with primary visual effects by Artist's Asylum, has drummed up $61.7 million so far. Only slipping a spot to finish 8th, DR. DOLITTLE 2 has talked in another $4.35 million. The animal antics, with primary visual effects by Rhythm & Hues, have secured $93.23 million thus far. Plummeting from fourth to ninth after its second weekend in theaters, FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN has collected an additional $3.5 million. Sony's sorry story, produced in conjunction with Square Co. Ltd., has only scrounged up $26.7 million to date. In 11th place, Dreamwork's darling SHREK scored another $2.2 million. Its cume of $251.9 million has now lifted the 3D animated feature over BATMAN to become the 15th highest grossing film in U.S. box office history. The irreverent fairy tale is $60.9 million away from beating animation royalty LION KING's $312.8 million cume. Box office data was obtained on Yahoo.com.