Grinch Stole Thanksgiving BO
Created 11/27/2000 - 01:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgFor the second straight weekend, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS has captured the top spot at the U.S. box office. With the second highest all time five-day Thanksgiving holiday cume of US$73.8 million, THE GRINCH, with primary visual effects by Digital Domain, has nabbed an amazing $137.1 million in just ten days. Therefore, director M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to last year's sleeper hit, THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE had to settle for a second place debut. The comic book caper, with primary visual effects by The Secret Lab and TSL, collected $30.33 million over the weekend and $46.01 million since Wednesday. Buena Vista's 102 DALMATIANS barked up third place. 101's sequel, with primary visual effects by The Secret Lab, scored $19.88 million over the weekend and $26.24 million since its Wednesday premiere. Paramount's RUGRATS IN PARIS slipped to fourth, with a three-day gross of $17.41 million and five-day gross of about $22 million. The RUGRATS second theatrical outing has collected $47.57 million in total so far. CHARLIE'S ANGELS dropped a slim 23% to finish fifth, grossing $10.21 million from Friday-Sunday and $13.5 million from Wednesday. The sexy secret agent flick, with primary visual effects by Flash Film Works, has charmed audience to the tune of $108.7 million so far. Falling 42% from its weak debut, 6TH DAY kidnapped $7.51 million in seventh place. The Arnold Schwarzenegger clone pic, with primary visual effects by Rhythm & Hues, has drummed up only $25.02 million in 10 days of release. Closing out the holiday top ten, LITTLE NICKY scared up $4.68 million. Adam Sandler's ode to Satan, with primary visual effects by VisionArt, Pixel Magic and Rhythm & Hues, has accumulated $33.83 million thus far. DreamWorks' THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE fell to #13, with a gross of $1.92 million. The philosophical golf picture, with primary visual effects by PDI, has swung in $28.3 million thus far. In 14th place, RED PLANET set down another $1.14 million. The Mars disaster, with primary visual effects by Cinesite, Digital Domain, Rhythm & Hues and In Post, dropped 59% over the holiday weekend, which lifted its meager cume to $15.62 million. Other animated and special effects laden films finishing in the top fifty were: WHAT LIES BENEATH at #21, with a gross of $237,865 and a cume of $154.8 million; CYBERWORLD 3D at #22, with a gross of $220,610 and a cume of $2.83 million; ALMOST FAMOUS at #23, with a gross of $217,913 and a cume of $31.51 million; THE CELL at #28, with a gross of $138,099 and a cume of $61.05 million; NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS at #35, with a gross of $88,750 and a cume of $123.1 million; THE PERFECT STORM at #42, with a gross of $56,756 and a cume of $182.5 million; THE LITTLE VAMPIRE at #44, with a gross of $51,836 and a cume of $13.52 million; DINOSAUR at #49, with a gross of $34,794 and a cume of $137.7 million; and T-REX: BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS at #50, with a gross of $34,772 and a cume of $35.34 million. Box office figures were obtained on HollywoodReporter.com.