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'Ice Age' Tops Weekend Box Office ('We Were Soldiers' slips to #5)
Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2002 | me

Posted on 03/17/2002 4:59:01 PM PST by oldvike

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Weekend Box Office Estimates (U.S.)
Mar 15 - 17 weekend
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1 - Ice Age FOX $47,850,000 $47,850,000 1 3316
2 - Resident Evil SONY $18,200,000 $18,200,000 1 2528
3 - Showtime WB $15,360,000 $15,360,000 1 2917
4 1 The Time Machine D'WORKS $10,900,000 $40,100,000 2 2958
5 2 We Were Soldiers PARA $8,800,000 $53,638,000 3 3143
6 3 All About the Benjamins NL $4,850,000 $17,435,000 2 1519
7 4 40 Days and 40 Nights M'MAX $4,600,000 $30,100,000 3 2312
8 5 John Q NL $3,725,000 $64,480,000 5 2019
9 8 A Beautiful Mind UNIV $3,400,000 $149,200,000 13 1533
10 6 Return to Never Land BV $2,300,000 $45,300,000 5 1895
11 10 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $2,124,000 $294,325,000 13 1101
12 7 Dragonfly UNIV $2,100,000 $28,200,000 4 1790

Weekend Box Office Actuals (U.S.)
Mar 8 - 10 weekend
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1 - The Time Machine D'WORKS $22,610,437 $22,610,437 1 2944
2 1 We Were Soldiers PARA $14,208,525 $40,552,286 2 3143
3 - All About the Benjamins NL $10,007,291 $10,007,291 1 1505
4 2 40 Days and 40 Nights M'MAX $7,033,952 $22,825,390 2 2399
5 3 John Q NL $5,924,783 $59,016,204 4 2382
6 4 Return to Never Land BV $4,459,520 $41,503,840 4 2498
7 5 Dragonfly UNIV $4,023,320 $24,844,780 3 2431
8 8 A Beautiful Mind UNIV $3,872,880 $144,274,651 12 1793
9 7 Big Fat Liar UIIV $3,484,315 $43,306,710 5 2074
10 10 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $2,683,317 $291,149,457 12 1210
11 9 Crossroads PARA $2,442,226 $34,325,800 4 2173
12 6 Queen of the Damned WB $2,355,421 $27,947,250 3 2150
13 16 Gosford Park USA $1,688,318 $33,387,034 11 918
14 17 Monster's Ball LIONS $1,663,494 $15,457,817 11 696
15 11 The Count of Monte Cristo BV $1,614,387 $50,395,344 7 1003
16 12 Snow Dogs BV $1,448,312 $77,413,283 8 1364
17 18 In the Bedroom M'MAX $1,409,007 $30,710,084 16 995
18 13 Black Hawk Down SONY $1,344,595 $106,745,304 11 1141
19 19 I Am Sam NL $1,241,286 $37,337,038 11 801
20 14 Super Troopers FOX/SEARCH $1,014,377 $17,454,184 4 1113
21 32 Monsoon Wedding USA $772,141 $1,160,058 3 76
22 15 Collateral Damage WB $717,327 $38,926,787 5 915
23 22 Beauty and the Beast BV $635,952 $20,153,675 10 68
24 23 Amelie M'MAX $620,292 $28,790,935 19 254
25 24 Iris M'MAX $526,224 $2,435,918 13 136
26 21 A Walk to Remember WB $451,221 $39,975,162 7 514
27 26 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $402,105 $50,733,728 13 279
28 28 Italian for Beginners M'MAX $349,894 $2,070,498 8 79
29 20 Hart's War MGM $349,531 $18,631,938 4 950
30 41 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist FOX $309,652 $15,516,667 7 190
31 30 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $249,184 $315,311,411 17 228
32 29 Lantana LIONS $243,262 $3,577,339 13 108
33 25 The Mothman Prophecies SONY/GEMS $208,874 $35,161,030 7 273
34 27 Rollerball MGM $193,106 $18,525,653 5 309
35 38 Last Orders SPC $182,857 $547,495 4 42
36 31 Orange County PARA $144,719 $40,796,268 9 256
37 36 Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius PARA $132,420 $80,168,030 12 280
38 37 Monsters, Inc. BV $122,065 $252,557,794 19 164
39 35 Ocean's Eleven WB $114,252 $182,023,645 14 102
40 34 Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des loups) UNI/FOCUS $113,095 $10,693,863 9 116
41 39 Vanilla Sky PARA $88,071 $99,590,479 13 308
42 53 The Other Side of Heaven EXCEL $86,424 $1,650,841 13 38
43 44 The Son's Room (La Stanza del Figlio) M'MAX $53,095 $676,382 7 19
44 40 Behind Enemy Lines FOX $52,562 $58,767,833 15 121
45 47 Mulholland Drive UNIV $49,150 $7,015,283 22 42
46 33 State Property LIONS $45,597 $1,985,651 8 62
47 42 The Shipping News M'MAX $44,270 $11,405,825 12 79
48 - Festival In Cannes PARA CLSCS $41,006 $41,006 1 6
49 43 Storytelling FL $39,538 $850,758 7 24
50 - Scotland, PA LOT 47 $39,341 $228,361 5 25
51 54 THE SINGLES WARD HALE $38,375 $290,315 4 16
52 45 Shallow Hal FOX $37,877 $70,761,483 18 73
53 46 The Majestic WB $31,954 $27,796,042 12 75
54 - The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition COWBOY $29,671 $2,174,576 21 25
55 50 Metropolis SONY/TS $29,329 $539,066 7 14
56 48 Black Knight FOX $29,255 $33,367,623 16 61
57 73 Donnie Darko NEW MRKT $20,684 $489,690 20 9
58 60 RAM DASS Z'GEIST $19,822 $53,156 1 3
59 51 Joe Somebody FOX $18,240 $22,743,374 12 59
60 49 No Man's Land MGM $17,070 $737,896 14 14
61 56 Moulin Rouge FOX $15,651 $57,276,980 16 11
62 62 Borstal Boy STRAND $15,476 $31,312 1 7
63 68 The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) SPC $14,872 $702,012 16 14
64 52 Pinero M'MAX $14,590 $302,325 7 17
65 58 Pepe Le Moko RIALTO $13,880 $36,441 1 1
66 55 Mean Machine PARA CLASC $13,110 $73,446 3 16
67 72 Cyberworld IMAX $12,142 $10,676,081 75 3
68 61 Big Bad Love IFC FILMS $11,983 $33,812 3 5
69 83 Tuvalu INDICAN $11,252 $265,368 4 4
70 - Happenstance LOT 47 $10,954 $174,647 19 5
71 - Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun SPC $9,992 $17,290,531 218 2
72 - The Independent ARROW $8,078 $160,243 15 6
73 64 Galapagos IMAX $8,017 $12,393,191 121 3
74 57 Dark Blue World SPC $7,829 $172,925 11 13
75 75 Under the Sun SHADOW $7,707 $296,554 27 3
76 - Fat Girl COWBOY $7,518 $630,714 21 4
77 - Trouble Every Day LOT 47 $7,512 $34,163 2 1
78 65 Waking Life FOX SEARCH $6,324 $2,837,800 21 11
79 - The Fluffer 1ST RUN $5,787 $367,509 17 3
80 71 CHINA: The Panda Adventure IMAX $5,674 $1,988,129 22 5
81 59 Beijing Bicycle SPC $5,579 $118,241 7 7
82 63 Chop Suey Z'GEIST $5,505 $161,890 23 5
83 - The Wetonkawa Flash INDICAN $5,030 $5,030 1 1
84 66 The Cherry Orchard KINO $4,878 $33,971 3 4
85 67 Taliesin Jones IMPACT $4,666 $59,608 6 3
86 78 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous IMAX $4,551 $38,183,729 177 3
87 - Focus PARA CLS $3,368 $713,693 21 4
88 - Mark Twain's America SPC $2,837 $2,169,247 165 1
89 - Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man SPC $2,803 $13,103,294 99 2
90 - Across the Sea of Time Imax 3D SPC $2,588 $15,831,180 320 2
91 70 What Time is it There? WELL $2,570 $123,234 9 2
92 - Lola WELL $2,550 $44,232 17 2
93 69 The Business of Strangers IFC FILMS $2,220 $992,387 14 5
94 - SHAYE & KIKI INDICAN $2,032 $12,182 7 1
95 82 Burnt Money (Plata Quemada) STRAND $1,507 $221,509 21 1
96 85 Little Otik (Otesanek) Z'GEIST $1,418 $94,260 12 2
97 79 Shiri IDP/FIRE $1,407 $90,790 5 2
98 74 Va Savoir (Who Knows?) SPC $1,383 $896,303 24 2
99 87 The Circle WELL $1,242 $670,104 48 1
100 - Under the Sand (Sous le Sable) WELL $1,210 $1,450,106 45 1
101 88 An American Rhapsody PARA CLS $1,081 $844,030 31 2
102 - The Adventures of Felix (Drole de Felix) WELL $1,020 $362,572 39 1
103 76 Monty Python and the Holy Grail RAINBOW $1,018 $1,653,098 39 2
104 86 Haunted Castle N WAVE $1,010 $3,337,929 53 1
105 89 Encounter in the Third Dimension N WAVE $895 $6,161,569 159 1
106 - Wings of Courage SPC $821 $15,024,107 352 1
107 81 Island of the Sharks IMAX $671 $10,647,192 151 2
108 91 Alien Adventure N WAVE $530 $3,928,973 85 1
109 - Our Lady of the Assassins PARA CL $158 $523,990 27 2

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ALL RANKINGS AS OF 03/14/2002
Top Movies
1. Ice Age
2. Resident Evil
3. The Time Machine
4. 40 Days and 40 Nights
5. Showtime
6. Blade II
7. We Were Soldiers
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
9. National Lampoon's Van Wilder
10. Panic Room
Top Cast/Crew
1. Britney Spears
2. Nicole Kidman
3. Kelly Hu
4. Josh Hartnett
5. The Rock
6. Milla Jovovich
7. Vin Diesel
8. Tara Reid
9. Brad Pitt
10. Aaliyah


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Damn, Ice Age basically made as much in one weekend as We Were Soldiers made in 3 weeks. Kind of disheartening to me that a cartoon story about a bunch of rats with fangs does this much better than a true American classic like We Were Soldiers.

Oh well, in 10 years people will be forgetting Ice Age and remembering We Were Soldiers. So I guess it's not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.

1 posted on 03/17/2002 4:59:01 PM PST by oldvike
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Snow Bunny
ping
2 posted on 03/17/2002 5:00:38 PM PST by oldvike
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To: oldvike
Saw SHOWTIME this weekend. Enjoyable, but totally forgettable. Good rental.
3 posted on 03/17/2002 5:04:20 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy
I'll probably wait and rent that movie like you suggest.
4 posted on 03/17/2002 5:06:30 PM PST by oldvike
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To: oldvike
Anyone see Resident Evil yet?
5 posted on 03/17/2002 5:09:30 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: oldvike; Hildy
I agree oldvike, people will forget Ice Age by the time they get home .hahaa....But We Were Soldiers....that one stays inside a person.

This last Friday FallGuy and I saw Showtime too Hildy. It was very funny,but nothing to tell 10 people to see. A great one to rent though.

6 posted on 03/17/2002 5:10:31 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: RandallFlagg
I did. You almost have to had played the games to understand what was going on. It was OK as far as suspense goes, but a little confusing as far as the main character's history goes.
7 posted on 03/17/2002 5:11:44 PM PST by creeping death
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To: creeping death
WOO-HOO!! I've got ALL the games. But, I'll wait for DVD...Don't like crowds or theaters.
8 posted on 03/17/2002 5:13:59 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: oldvike
You have to consider the fact that people are taking kids to see "Ice Age." Childrens movies do well,
*Mommy I wana go see Ice Age.*
*Mommy I wana go see Ice Age.*
*Mommy I wana go see Ice Age.*
*Mommy I wana go see Ice Age.*

although I can't imagine why.;~)
WWS is a great movie but I would never dream of taking a kid under 15 or 16 to see it.
9 posted on 03/17/2002 5:15:24 PM PST by another cricket
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To: oldvike
America dumbed down. Bread and circuses, my man. Bread and circuses.

I want to know why "Our Lady of the Assassins" only grossed $158. And when is the sequel due out?

10 posted on 03/17/2002 5:15:29 PM PST by IronJack
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To: RandallFlagg
I'm with you there. I only go to one or two movies a year, if that. I wanted to see this one because I'm a huge fan of the games. I probably won't be back in a theater until the next Star Wars comes out.
11 posted on 03/17/2002 5:18:46 PM PST by creeping death
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To: creeping death
Damn! We're twins! Last movie I saw in a theatre was Episode One.
12 posted on 03/17/2002 5:21:57 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: IronJack
I want to know why "Our Lady of the Assassins" only grossed $158. And when is the sequel due out?

Probably because it was only in two theaters. Even then, it didn't seem to do too well. As for a sequel, don't hold your breath.

13 posted on 03/17/2002 5:23:08 PM PST by Praetorian
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To: Praetorian
As for a sequel, don't hold your breath.

Awwwwwwwwwww ... If the sequel was as good as the original, maybe it could have broken $200. And made its way into THREE theaters!

14 posted on 03/17/2002 5:28:52 PM PST by IronJack
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To: RandallFlagg
I think the last one I saw was the Patriot. That one was worth the money.
15 posted on 03/17/2002 5:33:18 PM PST by creeping death
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To: oldvike
NEVER FORGET

...Because of the True Life Heroes whose Heroism I witnessed long, long ago the Kids of America are still Free to -Puts their money down- for things like .."ICE AGE".. instead of things like .."Son of the Communist Minfesto."

...I have been very "Impressed" to "Learn" how this BoX Office Service can "Project" the Revenue a Movie has taken in over the Weekend early Friday Evening thru its "Projections."

...And it's these very Friday Night Projection Figures that get reported on the Nation's TV News Shows come Sunday Morning ..before the Weekend is even over. AMAZING.

...Such a "Business"...?

NEVER FORGET

16 posted on 03/17/2002 5:56:30 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: oldvike
The Discovery Channel was absolutely FLOGGING promotions of Ice Age over the past week. My guess would be that I saw seven times as many ads for that flick over We Were Soldiers.
17 posted on 03/17/2002 6:08:04 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: creeping death
"games"

What games are you talking about?

18 posted on 03/17/2002 6:41:29 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: IronJack
Look on the bright side - Monty Python and the Holy Grail is back on the big screen (beating out Our Lady of the Assassins, too!).
19 posted on 03/17/2002 6:41:42 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: another cricket
You have to consider the fact that people are taking kids to see "Ice Age."

Yep- some of us can't get babysitters as easily as we can take the kids to see movies. We average about 75% kids movies at the theater. We can't see every "grown-up movie we'd like. We then wait to rent it, get it on pay per view, or buy it. I'm doomed to often be six months behind on any conversations of current film!

20 posted on 03/17/2002 6:47:17 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: martin_fierro; ALOHA RONNIE
The Discovery Channel was absolutely FLOGGING promotions of Ice Age over the past week.

Speaking of the Discovery Channel, did you happen to catch the one hour special on the battle for Ia Drang on Friday night? It covered both LZ X-ray and LZ Albany. It had interviews from Hal Moore, Joe Galloway, Rick Rescorla and several others. Seeing as how Rescorla (sp?) was in the documentary, I'm assuming that it was made some time ago and was dusted off to coincide with the release of We Were Soldiers.

BTW Ronnie, what ever happened to Basil Plumley in real life? I haven't ever seen him interviewed like Moore or any of the others.

21 posted on 03/17/2002 7:07:54 PM PST by oldvike
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To: oldvike;VOA;Joe Montana;JMJ333
...ALOHA oldvike...

...Sgt/Major BASIL PLUMLEY stays pretty much to himself, including IA DRANG-1965 Alumni Reunions.

...Last November we had the man who portrays him in .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. SAM ELLIOTT ..lovingly mingling with real Heroes and their Hero Families in D.C. with the Real Deal Hero at home.

...He and Mrs. PLUMLEY were at our Ft. Benning GA Special Screening for IA DRANG-1965 Vets dressed in Civies and dressed in Army Dress Blues at the Los Angeles Premiere in Westwood.

...The PLUMLEYS =

...Ordinary Americans/Extarordinary Heroes...

22 posted on 03/17/2002 7:37:49 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks Ronnie. I can't say as I blame Plumley for laying low. A couple vets here in my hometown are much the same way. Very humble people (and there's not a damn thing wrong with that).

My Dad was much the same way. He never, ever, talked about the war with me or my mother.

23 posted on 03/17/2002 7:48:41 PM PST by oldvike
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To: oldvike
I hate to say this, but I have no intention of seeing "we were soldiers" until it comes out on tape. I understand it is quite violent, and I dislike violent action films.

HOwever, Ice Age is funny. A good comedy is always welcome, especially in hard times. Both will be remembered: do you forget Charlie Chaplin because you saw the original Ben Hur? Or do you forget Wizard of Oz because you saw Gone with the Wind?

24 posted on 03/18/2002 3:41:55 AM PST by LadyDoc
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.."WE WERE SOLDIERS" is "Quite Violent"...?

.."September 11th" was "Quite Violent" also.

...Both were REAL -&- IMMEDIATE 2-Many =

...Changed LIVES forever.

...Hiding Heads in "ICE" won't change this Reality.

...Better to LIVE IT than REPEAT IT...?

25 posted on 03/18/2002 4:28:23 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
.."WE WERE SOLDIERS" is "Quite Violent"...?

When I recommend the film to people, I do tell them to expect a photo-realistic
look at what happens at the ground level of battle.
I admit I feel secure in that assesment, having heard (IIRC) Galloway say that
the movie is about 85% faithful to what happened.

And I tell folks, it's a great film. I have only heard hearty agreement.
26 posted on 03/18/2002 6:07:47 AM PST by VOA
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To: CyberAnt
The Resident Evil game series for Playstation.
27 posted on 03/18/2002 2:36:46 PM PST by creeping death
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To: All
I saw Ice Age and Showtime this weekend. If you want laughs, Ice Age is hilarious!
28 posted on 03/18/2002 2:50:02 PM PST by plinker's2sense
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To: oldvike
May I put a plug in for "The Rookie", starring Dennis Quaid as pitcher Jim Morris, a West Texas high school science teacher who pursued his lifelong dream to pitch in the majors at the age of 35. I saw the sneak preview with my 10 year old son and his friend - we were all completely drawn into it. A G rating, but the movie doesn't make your teeth hurt. Good old fashioned American values, and pursuing a goal with lots of hard work and grit. I thought it was excellent.

When it releases on 3/29, go see it. It is a wonderful movie.

29 posted on 03/18/2002 2:57:07 PM PST by bootless
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To: VOA
Yes, I have told people about the war scenes up front as well. I warn them (if they are the squeamish type) but I tell them that it's more than a "war movie". While I don't want to give the whole movie away to them, I do describe one or two of the scenes that show that it's a movie about family, fatherhood, brotherhood, love of country (and not just ANY country but OUR FREE country), bravery, respect and other basic moral values.....

My husband and I viewed it first and then we took our 15 and 13 1/2 year old. We warned them about the scenes too but they did benefit from seeing the film. They saw heroes and the sacrifices paid by those heroes and their families on that screen. It opened a lot of discussion for our 15 year old. He had a lot of questions and public school wasn't going to provide the answers. Fortunately, my husband is a history major (particularly military history)and could discuss the subject.

We just sat there to the end of the credits. I couldn't move. I have difficulty finding words that are fitting. Words seem to ring hollow in my description of it but I thank all the veterans of all the wars Americans have fought (or are fighting) to protect our freedoms. Thank you!!!

Somewhat still a lurker....

30 posted on 03/20/2002 2:27:44 PM PST by BringingUpPatriots
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