Lord Of The Rings Still Golden
Fantasy actioner THE LORD OF THE RINGS, with primary visual effects by WETA, held on to the top spot in its fourth week in theaters with $16.2M, just edging out the number two film A BEAUTIFUL MIND, which took in $15.2M in its second week in wide release. That gives LORD a smashing cume of $228.3M. A BEAUTIFUL MIND, with primary visual effects by Digital Domain, has grossed $58.4M so far. OCEANS ELEVEN, with visual effects by E=mc2 and Cinesite, slid another spot to fourth, earning $7.7M for a generous 6-week cume of $162.7M. JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS earned $5.5M for the weekend, giving the Nick flick $69M after four weeks. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERS STONE, is still in the top ten after nine weeks, earning $3.6M this weekend for a total of $305.3M. MONSTERS, INC. dropped out of the top ten down to number 13, but still nabbed $2.2M for an 11-week total of $247.5M. That makes MONSTERS Disney/Pixars highest grossing film yet, topping 1999s TOY STORY 2, which earned $245.9M. And landing in 15th place is the large format re-release of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Playing on 68 screens, the film grossed nearly $2.1M over the weekend for a total gross of $7.7M since its January 1st debut. Box office information obtained from yahoo.com and boxofficeguru.com.
The 10th anniversary large-format release of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST isn't so much a re-release as it is a re-do! Rick DeMott reports.