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Early Returns: Preliminary Box Office November 22-24
Bond kills the competition in a franchise heavy weekend
By Jennifer H. Tomooka
November 25, 2002
Source: Box Office Guru
DIE ANOTHER DAY
Audiences had franchise fever this weekend, as the top four movies are all based on bonafide box office gold. As expected, James Bond's 20th film, DIE ANOTHER DAY
came out on top, generating enough sales to become the largest Bond opening ever. HARRY POTTER
is still alive and working his magic on audiences and Ice Cube is proving his box office mettle with the release of FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
Here's the projected rankings for the weekend box office:
1. DIE ANOTHER DAY
, $47 million this weekend and since opening.
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
, $42.4 million this weekend, $148.5 million since opening.
3. FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
, $13.1 million this weekend and since opening.
4. THE SANTA CLAUSE 2
, $10.3 million this weekend, $95 million since opening.
5. 8 MILE
, $8.7 million this weekend, $97.7 million since opening.
6. THE RING
, $7.6 million this weekend, $110.9 million since opening.
7. THE EMPEROR'S CLUB
, $4.1 million this weekend and since opening.
8. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
, $3.8 million this weekend, $204.7 since opening.
9. HALF PAST DEAD
, $3.3 million this weekend, $12.7 million since opening.
, $2.4 million this weekend, $12.1 million since opening.Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.