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Box Office Finals: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Falls Behind Action and Comedy

By Steve Biodrowski     June 20, 2000
Source: Variety

With action and comedy films in the top three slots, it was a relatively slow weekend for science fiction, horror and fantasy films. Mission Impossible II fell just behind Big Mama's House, winding up in 4th place. Titan A.E. made its debut in 5th with $9.38-million. And Dinosaur roared into 7th place with $5.86-million. The only other genre film to earn over $1-million at the box office was Disney's Fantasia 2000, which wound up in 11th place with $2.91-million. In other minor news, two box office disappointments, Mission to Mars and American Psycho, saw boosts in their tickets sales after moving into second run houses. Mission jumped up 200%, adding approximately $240-thousand dollars to its cume of $60.28-million; Psycho jumped 158%, earning another $155-thousand, bringing its cume to $14.46-million. Meanwhile, Dimension's Scream 3 and Warners' Battlefield Earth fell off the chart this week.

Below are the final tallies for the Top 10 box office winners, plus another other science fiction, horror and fantasy films that ranked among the Top 60:

U.S. Box Office 5/15/2000
1.Shaft $21.71-million$/21.71-million
2. Gone in 60 Seconds$14.90-million/$52.07-million
3.Big Momma's House $11.69-million/$71.23-million
4. Mission Impossible II$11.36-million/176.58-million
5.Titan A.E.$9.38-million/$9.38-million
6.Boys and Girls$7.01-million/$7.01-million
9.Shanghai Noon$3.79-million/$48.01-million
10.Road Trip$3.09-million/$60.18-million
11.Fantasia 2000$2.91 /$52.46-million
13.Frequency$879-thousand /$41.71-million
16.The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$393-thousand/$32.76-million
20.Mission to Mars$240-thousand/60.28-million
22.Cirque du Soleil Journey of Man$214-thousand/$1.91 -million
26. T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous$159-thousand/$30.62-million
27.American Psycho(2000)$155-thousand/$14.46-million
38. The Tigger Movie$91-thousand/45.16-million
40. Hamlet$90-thousand/$883-thousand
43. The Road to El Dorado$79-thousand/$50.64-million
46. Alien Adventure$71-thousand/1.30-million
49. Final Destination$61-thousand/$51.90-million
50. Toy Story 2$60-thousand/$245.59-million
53. Siegfried and Roy: The Magic Box$48-thousand/$3.56-million


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