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"The Grinch" steals the Box-Office away19 Nov 2000
According to studio estimates (final figures are only available Monday), "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" made a whobulous $55.1 million in Friday to Sunday box-office earnings. Playing at 3,127 theaters, the Imagine Entertainment/Universal release had an impressive per screen average of $17,621.
If the estimated figures hold "The Grinch" will be setting a few new records of its own, namely:
- It'll be the 2nd best opening of the year after "Mission: Impossible 2", which debuted at $57.9 million.
- It'll be the best ever opening for a nonsequel, replacing "X-Men" ($54.5 million).
- It'll set new box-office records for Jim Carrey and Ron Howard:
- - Jim Carrey's previous best was "Batman Forever" ($52.7 million)
- - Howard's previous best was "Ransom" ($34.2 million)
- And it'll be the 5th highest launch in history after:
1- "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"
2- "Mission: Impossible 2"
3- "Toy Story 2"
4- "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
-- With a big Spank You to Lee Lindner for the box-office info. Click to comment this article.
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