Date: 24th October 2000

Meet The Parents Is The Real Bedazzler

Universal's Meet the Parents solidified its position as the biggest October hit ever as it took in another $16 million in its third week to lead the box office competition. Fox's Bedazzled opened in second place with $13.1 million, but moviegoers were less bedazzled by other new films, all of which earned less than $10 million. Still, the box office was up over the comparable week a year ago, with the top 12 films earning $70.1 million, up 11 percent over 1999. The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Meet The Parents, Universal, $16,015,185, ($80,723,025); 2. Bedazzled, 20th Century Fox, $13,106,526, (New); 3. Remember the Titans, Disney, $9,920,460, ($77,355,579); 4. Pay It Forward, Warner Bros., $9,631,359, (New); 5. The Legend of Drunken Master, Miramax, $3,845,278, (New); 6. The Contender, DreamWorks, $3,486,109, ($10,553,191); 7. Lost Souls, New Line, $3,237,772, ($12,878,237); 8. The Exorcist, Warner Bros., $2,910,788, ($34,822,423); 9. The Ladies Man, Paramount, $2,813,168, ($9,633,128); 10. Dr. T & the Women, Artisan, $2,379,758, ($9,000,146).

Source: Studio Briefing