As expected, JURASSIC PARK III opened big fighting off the last two weeks' box office doldrums. Not only did the film have a great opening day, but the filmed scored roughly $50.3M over the three day weekend. The film's major challenger, AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, starring Julia Roberts, opened strong taking in an estimated $31M.
Meanwhile, Sony's FINAL FANTASY plunged into the number 9 spot taking in a total, so far, of $26.7M against its original cost of $115M.
Here are the rest of the weekend numbers:
1. JURASSIC PARK III, $50.3M this weekend, $80.9M since opening
2. AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, $31M this weekend, $31M since opening
3. LEGALLY BLONDE, $11M this weekend, $43.4M since opening
4. THE SCORE, $10.8M this weekend, $37.2M since opening
5. CATS & DOGS, $6.8M this weekend, $72.4M since opening
6. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, $5.3M this weekend, $125M since opening
7. SCARY MOVIE 2, $4.4M this weekend, $61.7M since opening (tie)
7. DR. DOLITTLE 2, $4.4M this weekend, $93.2M since opening (tie)
9. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN, $3.5M this weekend, $26.7M since opening
10. KISS OF THE DRAGON, $2.9M this weekend, $29.6M since opening