Bond Outruns Horseman for Ticket Sales (Mania.com)

By:Steve Biodrowski
Date: Monday, 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.