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THE WATCHER Sees Its Way to #1.
Overall ticket sales down this weekend; four genre films remain in Top Ten.
By Steve Biodrowski
September 11, 2000
Universal's The Watcher
claimed the top spot at the weekend, driving out the studio's own Bring It On,
which sank to 3rd place after holding the #1 position for two weeks in a row. The psycho-thriller, which stars James Spader and Keanu Reeves, took in an estimated $9.1-million in over 2,700 engagements, for a per screen average of approximately $3,300. Meanwhile, the top genre film remained New Line's virtual reality psycho-thriller The Cell
, which dropped two places into 4th, earning $3.5-million, a decline of 51%. Also dropped two places was Warners' Space Cowboys
, which landed in 5th place with $3.3-million, down 50% from the previous weekend.
So much for the Top Five. Two more genre films placed in the bottom half of the Top Ten. DreamWorks' What Lies Beneath
remained in 6th place, where it earned another $2.9-million, a decline of 38%. And Dimension's Highlander: Endgame
fell from 5th to 10th place, selling another $1.8-million worth of tickets, a precipitous 65% drop from its debut a week ago.
Below are the studio estimates for this weekend's Top Ten films. Final figures will be posted tomorrow.
|U.S. Box Office Top Ten 9/8 to 9/11/2000|
|1.||The Watcher|| $9.1-million|
|3.||Bring It On|| $6.5-million|
|6.|| What Lies Beneath||$2.9-million|
|7.|| The Original Kings of Comedy||$2.5-million|
|8.|| The Art of War||$2.4-million|
|9.|| The Way of the Gun||$2.2-million|