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MILE Sees Green, But TOYS Still Tops Box Office.
Genre films take 9 of Top 10 Spots.
By Steve Biodrowski
December 14, 1999
Source: Daily Variety
In a weekend that saw substantial drops for continuing films, two newcomers took second and third place, including THE GREEN MILE, adapted from Stephen King's novel. The other newcomer, DUECE BIGELOW, MALE GIGILO landed in third--the only non-genre film to make the Top Ten.
TOY STORY 2 retained the top spot with $18.7-million, a relatively painless 33% drop from its previous weekend. In second was THE GREEN MILE with $18.6-million, a strong debut, especially when considering that the three-hour running time limited the number of showings.
Falling far behind in fourth was THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH: a 42% decline brought in $6.2-million for the 19th Bond film. In fifth place, END OF DAYS may be seeing the ned of its days in theatres faster than expected: the film brought in $4.7-million, 51% less than the previous weekend and barely ahead of SLEEPY HOLLOW, which had a slightly shorter 48% drop to $4.6-million for sixth place.
Another gap separates the reast of the Top Ten, none of which broke the $2-million mark. THE BONE COLLECTOR fell 47% to to seventh place with $1.7-million. DOGMA dropped 43% to eighth place with $1.2-million. POKEMON landed in ninth place with in $1.1-million, off 53%. And BEING JOHN MALKOVICH rounded out the top ten: a 30% drop earned $957,000.