|Genres||Comedy, Short Film|
|US Release Date||08/11/2004|
Chris Pine knew acting was his destiny when he shot his first big screen role - because it was filmed at the same studio where both his dad and grandmother once worked.
Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway both have new all-time best opening weekends as Get Smart (Warner Bros) has scored an excellent $39.15M.
Warner Bros new action comedy Get Smart has easily won the battle of big studio comedies with $15M on Friday and a likely $40M opening weekend.
Following in the footsteps of the wacky The Wedding Crashers, The 40 Year-Old Virgin--about a 40-year-old (played by the hilarious Steve Carrell) trying to lose his virginity--opened at No. 1 with $20.6 million, while the tightly wound thriller Red-Eye, from director Wes Craven, debuted in second place with $16.5 million.
John Singleton's vigilante bloodbath Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg, debuted on top this weekend with $20.7 million, while the creepy, black magical The Skeleton Key, starring Kate Hudson, opened in second with $15.8 million.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a throwback to the '30s and '40s serial action adventures starring Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, took the No. 1 spot in its opening weekend with $16.2 million. Others on the Top 10 list included Mr. 3000 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Wimbledon Cellular Without a Paddle Hero Napoleon Dynamite Collateral The Princess Diaries 2
After a few weeks of lackluster movie fare, the zombie-kicking sequel Resident Evil: Apocalypse shot to the top of the heap, opening with $23.7 million, while the other newcomer, the kidnapping drama Cellular, debuted in second with $10.6 million.
Box Office Analysis, Sept. 6: The Chinese indie Hero, which stars Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi as high-flyin' Chinese swordsmen, came out in the top spot for the second weekend in a row this Labor Day holiday with $8.8 million, followed close behind by Without a Paddle at $7 million. That sneaky snake tale Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid dropped to third with $6.2 million.
The Chinese indie Hero, which stars Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi as high-flyin' Chinese swordsman, opened in the top spot this weekend with $17.8 million, while that sneaky snake tale Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid debuted in second with $13.2 million. The sequel, however, didn't surpass the original Anaconda, which opened in 1997 with $16.6 million.
Box office analysis for Aug. 22, 2004.
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