Slow weekend at the box office
Created 12/23/1998 - 01:00
This year's final and quite possibly, most anticipated, animated feature, DreamWorks' "The Prince of Egypt" debuted this past weekend at number two with a respectable but not stellar $14.5M. While DreamWorks reps blame the impeachment proceedings, the White House affair didn't seem to have much effect on the strong $18.4M number one opening for the live-action Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film, "You've Got Mail." It is too early to make any guesses on the success of DreamWorks' 'Prince' and the next few holiday weeks will be integral in determining the film's profitability. Disney/Pixar's "A Bug's Life" held strong as well, due in part to the release of additional bloopers in the end credits, taking in $10M for a one-month total of $96.3M. Warner's visual-effects film "Jack Frost" brought in a chilly $5.1M in fifth place accumulating $13.7M in ten days, while Paramount's "The Rugrats Movie" continued to bring in the kids at eighth place with $2.9M for a one-month total of $76.9M.