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PSYCHO Killer Dies at Box Office
By Steve Biodrowski
April 24, 2000
It was a weak weekend for the genre at the box office. AMERICAN PSYCHO disappeared from the Top 10 in only its second week of release, and science fiction, horror, and fantasy films were shut out of the Top 5 positions, which were held by U-571, LOVE AND BASKETBALL, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, 28 DAYS, and KEEPING THE FAITH, and the next five positions contained only two genre films. After ERIN BROKOVICH (in 6th place) came DreamWorks' THE ROAD TO EL DORADO, which earned an additional $5.1-million, down 17% from the previous weekend, but still good enough for 7th place. After RETURN TO ME (starring David Duchovny) in 8th place, there was an apparent tie between THE SKULLS and New Line's FINAL DESTINATION for 9th place. Both films had reported estimates of $2.8-million. For DESTINATION, that would represent a 9% drop in revenuesnot bad for a film in its sixth week of release.