Vanilla Sky Tops Box Office
Created 12/17/2001 - 00:00
Vanilla Sky Tops Box Office. The psychological drama VANILLA SKY, with visual effects by Digital Domain, was number one at the box office this weekend, bringing in a strong $25M in its debut. Casino heist flick OCEANS ELEVEN, with visual effects by E=mc2 and Cinesite, ran a close second earning $23M for a two-week cume of $73.3M. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERS STONE, with visual effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Rhythm & Hues, fell two spots to fourth, with $9.9M for the weekend and $253.3M to date. Rescue drama BEHIND ENEMY LINES, with visual effects by Reality Check Studios and OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic, took in $5.5M for a gross of $38.9M to date. MONSTERS, INC. is still doing well, grossing a little over $5M this weekend for $218.9M total to date. Action thriller SPY GAME, with visual effects by Cinesite, dropped off another two spots to seventh, earning $2.4M for $57.7M to date. SHALLOW HAL, with visual effects by Alterian Studios and Artist's Asylum Inc., was in ninth place with $1.4M for a total gross of $66.9M. Rounding out the top ten with $750,000 for the weekend is the French import AMELIE, with visual effects by Duboi. In limited release, the romantic comedy has earned $12.5M in seven weeks. Look for LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING to take over the top spot next week. The critically acclaimed film has had massive advanced ticket sales, and screenings begin at midnight on December 19 in many theaters. Box office information obtained from yahoo.com.