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Top of BO is quite enough for New Bond Flick

The new Bond flick THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH beat out Tim Burton's SLEEPYHOLLOW for the top spot in the U.S. weekend box office. The thirdinstallment of the 007 series, with star Pierce Brosnan in the lead role,grossed $37.2 to become the best opening for any Bond flick and the biggestdebut in MGM history in the states. The primary visual effects for the filmwere done by Digital Film, Cinesite London, and Magic Camera. Burton'sSLEEPY HOLLOW, based off the Washington Irving story, finished second witha gross of $30.5 million. Visual effects for SLEEPY HOLLOW were primarilyprovided by Industrial Light & Magic, with additional effects by CFCLondon. Therefore, that poor old POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE had to settle forthird with a gross of $13.3 million. The cume for Pikachu and friends is upto $68.2 million. Not bad for a film Warner Bros. only paid $5 million toobtain. Kevin Smith's DOGMA, with visual effects by Station X Studios, camein 5th with a $4.1 million gross and a cume of $15.8 million. THEMESSENGER, with effects by French effects-house Dubois, ranked 8th with a$2.5 million gross, making its cume $10.8 million. All box office figuresquoted from the November 22, 1999 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

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