Darkness Falls Over
Created 01/27/2003 - 00:00
Despite a lackluster weekend at the box office due to the Super Bowl, new release DARKNESS FALLS managed to debut at number one, while last week's number one KANGAROO JACK hopped down to second and Golden Globe winner CHICAGO shot up to third. The horror flick DARKNESS FALLS, with visual effects by Animal Logic and Sony Pictures Imageworks, debuted with $12M, which was enough to top the comedy KANGAROO JACK, with visual effects by Asylum and The Secret Lab, which collected $11.6M for a two-week total of $35.4M. Buoyed by three Golden Globe wins, the jazzy musical CHICAGO expanded to an additional 59 theaters and went from sixth place to third, earning $8.4M this weekend for a total of $40.3M to date. NATIONAL SECURITY slipped from second to fourth in its second week. The buddy comedy earned $7.3M for a cume of $26M. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, with primary visual effects by Weta Digital, held steady in fifth place this weekend, adding $6.6M for a stunning total of $308.8M to date. Dropping to sixth place, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, with visual effects by Asylum and an animated opener by Nexus Prods., earned $6.5M, for a total of $144.9M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.