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Bond Outruns Horseman for Ticket Sales
By Steve Biodrowski
November 22, 1999
James Bond shot to the top of the box office this weekend. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, the 19th 007 epic, earned $37.2-million according to MGM studio estimates. Showing in 3,165 venues, that made for an impressive per screen average of $11,754. Riding not far behind was the Headless Horseman in Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW. The Paramount production took in $30.5-million according to the studio. The per screen average was $9,961 in 3,062 engagements.
The rest of the Top Five films were also genre efforts. Last weekend's winner, POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE took a 57% drop to land in third place with $13.3-million. THE BONE COLLECTOR earned $6.5-million for fourth place. And DOGMA took in $4.1-million for fifth.
Two other genre films also landed in the Top Ten. THE MESSENGER was in eighth place with $2.5-million. And BEING JOHN MALKOVICH took the tenth slot with $1.9-million.