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Genre Films Dominate, Again

For the second weekend in a row, seven titles make the grade, including all of the Top Five

By Steve Biodrowski     December 04, 2000

With no new nationwide releases, the box office Top Ten remained virtually unchanged this weekend, with all of the Top Five slots occupied by genre films. Revenues were down sharply, due to the fact that the previous frame was a five-day holiday; nevertheless, most of the films posted strong numbers. Universal's How the Grinch Stole Christmas remained at the top with $27.1-million, down 48% from Thanksgiving. In 2nd place, Touchstone's Unbreakable dropped 51%, earning $15-million in its second weekend. Taking 3rd was Disney's 102 Dalmatians, which fell 59% during its sophomore session, taking in $8.2-million. Paramount's Rugrats in Paris took an even bigger hit, dropping 63% and landing in 4th place with $6.5-million. And Columbia's Charlie's Angels continued to show long legs in 5th place, earning $5.2-million, a decline of 49%.

Two other genre titles found a berth in the Top Ten. Columbia's The Sixth Day fell from 7th to 8th place, earning $4-million, a drop of 47%. And New Line's Little Nicky found itself in 10th place with $2.4-million, a decline of 49%.

Below are studio estimates for the weekend's Top Ten films. Final figures will be posted tomorrow.

U.S. Box Office Top Ten 12/01 to 12/03/2000
1.How the Grinch Stole Christmas $27.1-million
3.102 Dalmatians $8.2-million
4.Rugrats in Paris$6.5-million
5.Charlie's Angels$5.2-million
7.Men of Honor$4.1-million
8.The Sixth Day$4-million
9.Meet the Parents$3.8-million
10.Little Nicky$2.4-million


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