June 10, 2004 5:29pm EST
Hollywood.saw sharp declines across the board at the box office over the post-Thanksgiving weekend as moviegoing gave way to holiday shopping.
Buena Vista/Disney and Pixar's G-rated computer-animated blockbuster "Toy Story 2" held on to first place in its third weekend with a 50% drop that reflected how most films in the marketplace performed.
"Toy 2" snapped up a still hefty estimated $28.30 million (-50%) at 3,238 theaters (+2 theaters, $8,734 per theater). Its total is approximately $117.3 million, heading for a domestic theatrical total of $250 million-plus.
"Toy 2's" per-theater average was the highest for any film playing in wide release last weekend. Directed by John Lasseter, it features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris and R. Lee Ermey. Its score and two new songs were composed by Grammy Award winner Randy Newman.
The original "Toy Story" grossed about $190 million in the United States and Canada in 1995. It did about $360 million in worldwide ticket sales and sold more than 22 million videocassettes in the United States alone. If "Toy 2" hits $200 million by Dec. 31, Buena Vista will become the only distributor ever to have two films reaching $200 million in the same calendar year. The studio's blockbuster "The Sixth Sense" crossed the $200 million mark in early September.
"It's down 50% from Thanksgiving weekend, and I do not consider that bad at all," a Buena Vista distribution executive said Sunday morning. "It took us 11 days to reach $100 million (on Saturday). It is the biggest weekend for the first week in December, (beating) the original 'Toy Story' with $20.2 million."
MGM's PG-13-rated "The World Is Not Enough," the 19th James Bond epic, held on to second place in its third weekend with a quieter estimated $10.60 million (-55%) at 3,163 theaters (theater count unchanged, $3,345 per theater). Its total is approximately $90.4 million, heading for $120 million in domestic theaters. Directed by Michael Apted, it stars Pierce Brosnan in his third performance as 007.
Universal and Beacon Pictures' R-rated action-fantasy adventure "End of Days" came in third again with a less lively estimated $9.71 million (-53%) at 2,599 theaters (+6 theaters, $3,735 per theater). Its total is approximately $45.9 million. Directed by Peter Hyams, it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"We all knew this was going to be a tough weekend. This is traditionally not a great weekend at the box office, but look at the numbers -- they were again record-breaking," Universal Distribution President Nikki Rocco said Sunday morning. "People are going to the movies. The economy is good. They're out there doing things. They're doing their Christmas shopping. That's what happens in a good economy. You don't have to choose between entertaining yourself or buying Christmas presents. You do both."
The rise of Internet shopping may be a helpful factor, as well, according to Rocco: "People have more free time for entertainment. You spend an hour in the morning online (shopping on the Web), and you can still go out and go to the movies and relax. There's more time for recreation."
Paramount's R-rated period action adventure "Sleepy Hollow" continued in fourth place in its third weekend with a sleepier estimated $9 million (-51%) at 3,069 theaters (+2 theaters, $2,933 per theater). Its total is approximately $74.3 million, on its way to $100 million in domestic theaters. Directed by Tim Burton, it stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci and is based on Washington Irving's classic "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
"It's not unexpected," Paramount Distribution President Wayne Lewellen said Sunday morning, focusing on the post-Thanksgiving marketplace. "Obviously, you'd like for it to hold up better than it is. But it still gets us to a little over $100 million with the picture."
Universal's R-rated suspense thriller "The Bone Collector" rose one notch to return to the top five in its fifth weekend with a strong estimated $3.15 million (-43%) at 2,518 theaters (+18 theaters, $1,250 per theater). Its total is approximately $58.1 million. "Bone's" 43% drop was the lowest for any film in the top five. Directed by Phillip Noyce, it stars Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Sony's Columbia Pictures unit is partnered 50-50 with Universal on "Bone's" worldwide film rentals. Sony is releasing the picture internationally.
"We've been very fortunate. Where 'Bone Collector' is playing, it's just lingering in the multiplexes," Rocco said Sunday morning. "It's back in the top five, and it's hanging on. The goal was always $65 million (in domestic theaters) with this picture. It's certainly getting to $65 million, and it probably will get to $70 million."
Rocco noted that "Bone's" success is even greater given its relatively low production cost of about $40 million.
Warner Bros.' G-rated Japanese animated feature "Pokemon: The First Movie" slipped one peg to sixth place in its fourth weekend with a soft estimated $2.21 million (-69%) at 3,043 theaters (theater count unchanged, $726 per theater). Its total is approximately $80.6 million, heading for a domestic theatrical gross in the low $90 millions.
Lions Gate's release of "Dogma," the controversial R-rated irreverent comedy it took over from Miramax, held on to seventh place in its third weekend with an OK estimated $2.15 million (-37%) at 1,292 theaters (theater count unchanged, $1,664 per theater). Its total is approximately $24.5 million. Directed by Kevin Smith, it stars Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman and Chris Rock.
Buena Vista/Touchstone's critically acclaimed R-rated drama "The Insider" rose one rung in its fifth weekend to eighth place with a quiet estimated $1.40 million (-45%) at 1,483 theaters (-189 theaters, $912 per theater). Its total is approximately $23.9 million. Directed by Michael Mann, it stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe.
USA Films' R-rated comedy "Being John Malkovich" added theaters and jumped one slot to ninth place in its sixth weekend with an encouraging estimated $1.39 million (-33%) at 624 theaters (+35 theaters, $2,224 per theater). Its total is approximately $13.9 million. Directed by Spike Jonze, it stars John Malkovich, playing himself, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener.
"It's amazing," USA Films distribution head Jack Foley said Sunday morning. "We probably had the smallest drop among all the films out there from last weekend. At this level (of theaters), it puts you out there so you're going to feel the effects of the marketplace on you. We've held well. I think last weekend more people discovered the picture. And even in these shopping days, we're beginning to benefit (from word of mouth). This is a delight.
"Now as the (year-end critics) lists come in, hopefully, it will keep it buoyed up in everybody's mind. It is defying gravity. You know it's a great film, but to say (such an unusual) picture could have penetrated the markets of America this way and get this response is amazing."
Rounding out the Top 10 was 20th Century Fox's PG-13-rated mother-daughter drama "Anywhere But Here," down two notches in its fourth weekend with a calm estimated $1.30 million (-54%) at 1,628 theaters (-58 theaters, $799 per theater). Its total is approximately $16.4 million. The film is directed by Wayne Wang and stars Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman.
OTHER OPENINGS Weekend 49 also saw the arrival of 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilms Ltd.'s reissue of "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" for a one-week charity run, placing 11th with a down-to-earth estimated $1.18 million at 832 theaters ($1,412 per theater). Its total s approximately $429 million.
Columbia's R-rated romantic drama "The End of the Affair" kicked off at 7 theaters, placing 23rd with an engaging estimated $0.20 million ($29,000 per theater). Directed by Neil Jordan, it stars Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea.
Sony Classics' PG-13 dark comedy "Sweet and Lowdown" opened exclusively in New York at 3 theaters, placing 24th with a strong estimated $0.10 million ($33,333 per theater). Sony Classics does not have its grosses tracked and released to the industry, but distribution insiders said they were hearing that the film did about $100,000. Directed by Woody Allen, it stars Sean Penn and Uma Thurman. Allen's films typically perform best in New York.
TriStar's R-rated youth appeal "Virtual Sexuality" kicked off at 101 theaters, placing 27th with a soft estimated $0.045 million ($450 per theater). Directed by Nick Hurran, it stars Laura Fraser and Rupert Penry.
Miramax's R-rated dark comedy "Holy Smoke" opened an Oscar qualifying run at 2 theaters, placing 28th with a promising estimated $0.032 million ($16,000 per theater). Directed by Jane Campion, it stars Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel.
"'Holy Smoke!'s' a pretty good start," Miramax's senior vice president, marketing, said Sunday morning. "It's always tricky when you do a one-week qualifying run (for Oscars) because the second week will tell you so much more. But it's pretty good, actually. There were a lot of Academy qualifier (runs this weekend), and we were leading that pack. Jan. 14 we reopen in the top 40 markets on about 100 screens."
Avalanche Releasing's romantic comedy "Spanish Fly" opened in 30th place to a dreary estimated $0.011 million at 7 theaters ($1,570 per theater). Written and directed by Daphna Kastner, it stars Kastner and Toni Canto.
USA Films' R-rated comedy-drama "Agnes Browne," directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, opened an Oscar qualifying run at 2 theaters, placing 31st with an unexciting estimated $0.006 million ($2,929 per theater). The film will open in March, USA Films' Foley said Sunday morning.
Also opening was First Look Entertainment's drama "A Map of the World" in L.A. and New York for a weeklong Academy Awards-qualifying run. No estimates were available since First Look does not have its grosses tracked and released to the industry. Directed by Scott Elliott, it stars Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore.
SNEAK PREVIEWS Weekend 49 saw no national sneak previews. EXPANSIONS On the expansion front, Weekend 49 saw Miramax's PG-13-rated comedy "Mansfield Park" widen slightly in its third weekend, placing 22nd with a promising estimated $0.23 million (-33%) at 32 theaters (+2 theaters, $7,031 per theater). Its total is approximately $0.85 million. Directed by Patricia Rozema, it stars Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Frances O'Connor and Harold Pinter. USA Films' R-rated Civil War action-drama "Ride With The Devil" added theaters in its second weekend, placing 26th place with a slow estimated $0.053 million at 15 theaters (+4 theaters, $3,554 per theater). Its total is approximately $0.17 million. Directed by Ang Lee, it stars Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and pop singer Jewel. WEEKEND COMPARISONS Weekend 49's key films, those grossing more than $500,000 for the weekend, took in approximately $75.31 million, up approximately 10.66% from $68.05 million for the comparable weekend last year. Weekend 49's key film gross was down approximately 50.86% from the $153.26 million that key films took in during the Friday-Sunday portion of this year's five-day Weekend 48. Last year, Buena Vista/Disney's second weekend of "A Bug's Life" was first with $17.17 million at 2,701 theaters ($6,358 per theater), and Universal's opening weekend of "Psycho" was second with $10.03 million at 2,477 theaters ($4,050 per theater). The top two films one year ago grossed $27.2 million. This year, the top two films grossed an estimated $38.9 million. For the first 49 weekends of 1999, ticket sales were approximately $4.665 billion, up about 4.84% from 1998's gross of $4.450 billion. Of this year's 49 weekends, 28 were up (one marginally and one because of a four-day vs. three-day holiday weekend comparison) and 21 were down (three only marginally and one because of a holiday vs. nonholiday comparison) vs. last year. STUDIO MARKET SHARES Based on business by key films, the top six distributors in Weekend 49 were the following: Buena Vista (Touchstone and Disney) was first with three films ("Toy Story 2," "The Insider" and "The Sixth Sense") grossing an estimated $30.67 million or 40.7% of the market. Universal was second with three films ("End Of Days," "The Bone Collector" and "The Best Man") grossing an estimated $13.45 million or 17.9% of the market. MGM was third with two films ("The World Is Not Enough" and "Flawless") grossing an estimated $11.55 million or 15.3% of the market. Paramount was fourth with two films ("Sleepy Hollow" and "Double Jeopardy") grossing an estimated $9.54 million or 12.7% of the market. Twentieth Century Fox was fifth with two films ("Anywhere But Here" and "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace") grossing an estimated $2.48 million or 3.3% of the market. Warner Bros. was sixth with one film ("Pokemon: The First Movie") grossing an estimated $2.21 million or 2.9% of the market. ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES (11) "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"/Fox: (see OTHER OPENINGS above) (reissue)
(12) "The Sixth Sense"/BV: Theaters: 1,034 (+17) Gross: $0.97 million (-37%) Average per theater: $937 Total: $273.6 million
(13) "Flawless"/MGM Theaters: 478 (0) Gross: $0.95 million (-40%) Average per theater: $1,995 Total: $3.4 million
(14) "American Beauty"/DreamWorks: Theaters: 694 (+109) Gross: $0.78 million (-33%) Average per theater: $1,130 Total: $67.6 million
(15) "The Best Man"/Universal: Theaters: 511 (+5) Gross: $0.59 million (-51%) Average per theater: $1,160 Total: $32.1 million
(16) "The Messenger"/Sony: Theaters: 977 (-995) Gross: $0.55 million (-54%) (tie) Average per theater: $563 Total: $13.7 million
(16) "The Bachelor"/New Line: Theaters: 1,044 (-289) Gross: $0.55 million (-52%) (tie) Average per theater: $527 Total: $20.6 million
(18) "Double Jeopardy"/Paramount: Theaters: 708 (-132) Gross: $0.54 million (-47%) Average per theater: $755 Total: $113.0 million
(19) "The House on Haunted Hill"/Warner Bros.: Theaters: 651 (-390) Gross: $0.37 million (-47%)(tie) Average per theater: $575 Total: $39.2 million
(19) "Music of the Heart"/Miramax: Theaters: 858 (+64) Gross: $0.37 million (-52%)(tie) Average per theater: $435 Total: $14.0 million
(21) "The Omega Code"/Providence: Theaters: 405 (+106) Gross: $0.30 million (-40%) Average per theater: $745 Total: $11.9 million
(22) Mansfield Park/Miramax: (see EXPANSIONS above)
(23) "The End of the Affair"/Columbia: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(24) "Sweet and Lowdown"/Sony Pictures Classics: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(25) "Liberty Heights"/Warner Bros.: Theaters: 6 (0) Gross: $0.068 million (-32%) Average per theatre: $11,333 Total: $0.4 million
(26) "Ride With the Devil"/USA Films: (see EXPANSIONS above)
(27) "Virtual Sexuality"/TriStar: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(28) "Holy Smoke!"/Miramax: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(29) "Tumbleweeds"/Fine Line: Theaters: 5 (0) Gross: $0.017 million (-59%) Average per theater: $3,344 Total: $0.077 million
(30) "Spanish Fly"/Lions Gate Films: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
(31) "Agnes Browne"/USA Films: (see OTHER OPENINGS above)
July 31, 2001 12:30pm EST
'Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the movie house, all the kids were eager, to see the talking mouse.
As usual, movie attendance was soft during the final holiday shopping weekend of the year. The box office was dominated by two rodents: one of them the little talking mouse who stars in Columbia Pictures' G-rated "Stuart Little," the other, the ubiquitous Disney mouse, which had three films in the weekend's top five.
In its opening weekend, "Stuart Little," an adaptation of the popular, half-century-old book by E.B. White featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox as the titular creature, grossed an estimated $15.4 million in 2,878 theaters, and it had the highest per-theater average of any movie in wide release at $5,351. Although a $15 million gross won't set any records, studio officials are pleased that the film opened strong during the pre-Christmas weekend, which is typically slow, said Jeff Blake, Columbia president of worldwide distribution.
"Clearly, for a family film to open this well in the doldrums of the holiday season bodes very well," Blake said Sunday morning.
"No film that appeals to the whole family has opened this well and not done $100 million," he added, noting that other kid pics have had lower opening-weekend grosses and gone on to hit the $100 million mark, such as Columbia-TriStar's "Jumanji" (1995), which made just $11 million during its first weekend.
Blake added that "Stuart Little," with all of its ancillary merchandising -- it is currently the featured window display at New York's tony FAO Schwartz toy store -- should do even better once school lets out for Christmas vacation.
"Business from here on in figures to be great, so we're thrilled that we did get off to this kind of level. It shows that 'Stuart Little' has franchise potential, and $15.4 million is quite good, especially when you have to get ahead of 'Toy Story 2' to do it."
For the second weekend in a row, the No. 2 film at the box office was the decidedly nonchild-oriented "The Green Mile," the R-rated drama from Warner Bros. And Castle Rock Entertainment that stars Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard who befriends a condemned man gifted with healing powers, adapted from Stephen King's serial novels. "The Green Mile" pulled in $12.63 million on 2,875 screens in its second weekend of release, for an average of $4,383 per theater and a cumulative estimated gross of $36.5 million.
Movies from the Disney studios occupied the third, fourth and fifth ranks at the box office this weekend, not surprisingly led by "Toy Story 2." The G-rated animated feature, a co-production of Disney's Buena Vista Entertainment division and Pixar Animation, continued to perform strongly in its fifth week of release, grossing an estimated $12.1 million in 3,228 theaters for a per-screen average of $3,733.
"Toy Story 2" has now grossed an estimated $156.3 million to date. The picture, which features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris and R. Lee Ermey, is expected to top out somewhere from $250 million to $275 million, an industry distribution executive said.
The original "Toy Story" grossed about $190 million in the United States and Canada in 1995 and about $360 million worldwide and sold more than 22 million videocassettes in the United States. If "Toy Story 2" hits $200 million before the end of the year, Buena Vista will become the first-ever distributor to have two $200 million-grossing films in the same calendar year ("The Sixth Sense" passed $200 million in September and has now grossed more than $275 million in 20 weeks of release).
The fourth-best grossing film of the weekend was "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," the R-rated comedy from Buena Vista/Touchstone that stars "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Rob Schneider as a bumbling male prostitute. The film apparently has stronger legs than may have been expected, grossing an estimated $8.3 million in 2,162 theaters, with a per-screen average of $3,843, a drop-off of about 32 percent. "Deuce" has now grossed about $24 million in two weeks.
Tied for fourth (although it had a lower per-screen average than "Deuce") was "Bicentennial Man," the new PG-rated sci-fi family fantasy produced by Disney's Buena Vista division and featuring Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus, the talents behind the hit comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire." "Bicentennial Man" played in 2,518 theaters during its opening weekend, grossing an estimated $8.3 million for a per-screen average of $3,302.
That's far less than "Patch Adams," another family oriented feature starring Williams, which opened in December 1998 and grossed $25.2 million during its first weekend, averaging more than $9,300 per screen.
"We're pretty excited to have third-, fourth- and fifth-best grossing films of the weekend. No other company has done that this year," said Chuck Viane, Buena Vista distribution president. "Obviously, this has set us up very well through the holidays.
"Every day between now and New Year's Day is a bigger grossing day, so obviously we're very happy."
Despite the soft opening for "Bicentennial Man," which reportedly cost about $100 million to make and features a futuristic story, high-tech special effects and Williams portraying a sympathetic robot that longs to become human, Viane said Disney is not worried.
"Not at all, I think it's a wonderful start," he said. "You've got to figure our core audience is a bit predisposed to the holiday shopping and all that. I think you'll see a building of momentum, and then the day after Christmas, watch out."
As for the lingering success of "Deuce Bigalow," Viane added: "It's the only picture out there for its core audience. They are not being distracted by any other competitive films. I think it's got a free ride through the whole holidays."
In its opening weekend, 20th Century Fox's "Anna and the King," starring Academy Award winner Jodie Foster and Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat, placed sixth with $5.1 million in 2,134 theaters for a $2,390 per-screen average. That's comparable to the last Jodie Foster vehicle to open during the holidays, "Nell," which premiered in December 1994 and made $4.6 million during its opening weekend.
By comparison, "Contact," which opened in July 1997, made more than $20 million during its opening weekend and went on to gross more than $100 million total, and "Maverick," which opened in May 1994, made $17.2 million during its opening weekend and eventually grossed more than $101 million.
"It's a lot less than we expected. The whole business was slow this weekend, when the adults are finished shopping and when they start going back to the theaters next weekend, then we'll see what happens," Tom Sherak, 20th Century Fox Domestic Film Group chairman said on Sunday.
MGM's PG-13-rated "The World is Not Enough" dropped from fourth to seventh at the box office, earning an estimated $4 million at 2,625 theaters for an average of $1,524 per screen, a decline of about 35 percent compared with the previous week. The 19th James Bond feature, which stars Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007, has grossed a cumulative total of $105.3 million in its five weeks of release.
The No. 8 film at the box office was "Sleepy Hollow," the R-rated gothic retelling of the Headless Horseman saga from Paramount Pictures and director Tim ("Batman") Burton, which dropped from sixth place the previous weekend. "Hollow" grossed $3 million in 2,564 theaters for a per-screen average of $1,170, a drop-off of 36 percent. The $80 million movie has grossed an estimated $85.9 million since it was released five weeks ago.
Dropping from fifth to ninth was Universal's apocalyptic, millennium-themed R-rat d thriller "End of Days" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gabriel Byrne and directed by Peter Hyams. "Days" pulled in $2.9 million in 2,460 theaters for a per-screen average of $1,179, a drop-off of 39 percent. The film, which cost anywhere from $80 million to $150 million according to contradicting published reports, has grossed an estimated $57.8 million in four weeks of release.
Rounding out the top 10 was "The Bone Collector," Universal's R-rated serial-killer thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, which dropped from the No. 7 spot the previous weekend. "The Bone Collector," which has grossed about $62.4 million in the seven weeks since it was released, grossed an estimated $1 million at 1,115 theaters, for a per-screen average of $897, a drop-off of 41 percent.
Weekend 51 also saw the arrival of New Line's "Magnolia," the new film by director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights," "Hard Eight") and starring an ensemble cast that includes Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy. The three-hours-plus movie opened in limited release in New York and Los Angeles for Academy Award consideration and pulled in $184,000 in seven theaters for a per-screen average of $26,286.
Also making its debut in limited fashion this week was USA Films' "Topsy-Turvy," a film by acclaimed director Mike Leigh ("Secrets and Lies") about the lives of writer-composer team Gilbert and Sullivan and starring Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith, Roger Heathcott and Wendy Nottingham. "Topsy-Turvy" grossed $29,891 at two theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a per-screen average of $14,946.
Box office returns were not immediately available for two other films that opened in Los Angeles for Oscar consideration: Samuel Goldywn Films' "Onegin," starring Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler and Martin Donovan and Fine Line Features' "Simpatico," starring Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Catherine Keener and Albert Finney.
Overall, weekend 51's key films (those grossing about $500,000 and up) took in approximately $74 million, compared with about $71 million for the key film grosses of weekend 50, an increase of about 4 percent. Compared with the same weekend last year, when key films grossed about $71.3 million, this weekend's totals also represented an increase of 4 percent.
The top five films of weekend 51 in 1998 were Warner Bros.' "You've Got Mail" ($18.85 million in 2,691 theaters, $6,848 per theater), DreamWorks' "The Prince of Egypt" ($14.5 million in 3,118 theaters, $4,658 per theater), Disney/Buena Vista's "A Bug's Life" ($10 million in 2,773 theaters, $3,602 per theater), Paramount's "Star Trek: Insurrection" ($8.3 million in 2,649 theaters, $3,137 per theater) and Warner Bros.' "Jack Frost" ($5.1 million in 2,152 theaters, $2,373 per theater).
STUDIO MARKET SHARES
Based on business by key films, the top distributors in weekend 51 were the following:
Buena Vista was first with four films ("Toy Story 2," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," Bicentennial Man" and "The Sixth Sense") grossing a combined $29.1 million or 39 percent of the market.
Sony was second with one film ("Stuart Little") grossing $15.4 million or about 21 percent of the market.
Warner Bros. was third with one film ("The Green Mile") grossing $12.6 million or 17 percent of the market.
Twentieth Century Fox was fourth with one film ("Anna and the King") grossing $5.1 million or 7 percent of the market.
MGM was fifth with one film ("The World is Not Enough") grossing $4 million or 5.4 percent of the market.
Universal was sixth with two films ("End of Days," "The Bone Collector") grossing a combined $3.9 million or 5.3 percent of the market.
Paramount was seventh with one film ("Sleepy Hollow") grossing $3 million or 4 percent of the market.
USA Films, with one film ("Being John Malkovich") grossing $730,000, and Lion's Gate, with one film ("Dogma") grossing $625,000, each had less than 1 percent of the market.