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Box office makes Denzel's day

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Oct 16, 2001 | 1:07pm EDT

The final count of weekend box-office receipts Monday confirmed studio estimates that Warner Bros.' Training Day, starring Denzel Washington, beat out the favorite, MGM's Bandits, starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett.

The so-so performance of Bandits, which earned $13.1 million, about half what analysts had predicted, came as a disappointment to MGM, which has been seeking to regain its onetime position as a forceful contender in Hollywood. Ticket sales for the top 12 films reached $77.7 million, a 5 percent rise over the same weekend a year ago.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. Training Day, Warner Bros., $13,386,457, 2 Wks. ($43,439,167); 2. Bandits, MGM, $13,050,700, (New); 3. Corky Romano, Disney, $9,023,173, (New); 4. Serendipity, Miramax, $8,766,356, 2 Wks. ($26,396,130); 5. Don't Say a Word, 20th Century Fox, $6,713,774, 3 Wks. ($41,716,926); 6. Iron Monkey, Miramax/Dimension, $6,014,653, (New); 7. Zoolander, Paramount, $5,030,530, 3 Wks. ($35,757,275); 8. Joy Ride, 20th Century Fox, $4,905,863, 2 Wks. ($14,730,633); 9. Max Keeble's Big Move, Disney, $4,039,594, 2 Wks. ($10,933,046); 10. Hearts in Atlantis, Warner Bros., $2,711,469, 3 Wks. ($20,666,873).

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