Date: 28th November 2000

A Green Thanksgiving

Universal's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas stole the box office away from Disney, which, for the first Thanksgiving holiday in seven years, had to settle for second place. The Grinch earned $73.5 million over the five-day period, while Disney's thriller Unbreakable earned $46 million in its debut. Disney also grabbed third place with 102 Dalmatians, which opened with $26.2 million. The second week of Paramount's Rugrats in Paris: The Movie placed fourth with $22.5 million. The top 12 films collected $232.2 million between Wednesday and Sunday against $225.5 million for the same period last year, an increase of 12 percent. The following are the results for the Friday-Sunday period only, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Universal, $52,118,445, ($137,095,800); 2. Unbreakable, Disney, $30,330,771, ($46,010,629 -- New, includes Wednesday and Thursday results); 3. 102 Dalmatians, Disney, $19,883,351, ($26,236,096 -- New, includes Wednesday and Thursday results); 4. Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, Paramount, $17,405,678, ($47,565,777); 5. Charlie's Angels, Sony, $10,206,316, ($108,656,067); 6. Bounce, Miramax, $7,762,647, ($24,174,710); 7. The 6th Day, Sony, $7,510,352, ($25,020,012); 8. Men of Honor, 20th Century Fox, $6,848,283, ($35,382,562); 9. Meet The Parents, Universal, $6,487,795, ($148,350,120); 10. Little Nicky, New Line, $4,680,198, ($33,831,817).

Source: Studio Briefing