Date: 5th December 2000

Disney Films Disappoint

Although two Disney films landed in the "place" and "show" positions, they performed below expectations.

Unbreakable, from M. Night Shyamalan, director of last year's smash The Sixth Sense, brought in $14.4 million, a drop of 52 percent from last week.

Analysts also realized that they had barked up the wrong tree when they predicted that the month's biggest hit would be 102 Dalmatians. It earned only $8.3 million, a drop of 58 percent from last week.

The biggest drop, 63 percent, was registered by Paramount's Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, which took the fourth spot with $6.5 million. The fifth week of Charlie's Angels was fifth with $5 million.

The top ten films over the weekend, 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, $27,096,630, ($171,996,090); 2. Unbreakable, Disney, $14,440,935, ($66,346,208); 3. 102 Dalmatians, Disney, $8,295,041, ($36,603,358); 4. Rugrats In Paris: The Movie, Paramount, $6,506,221, ($55,574,878); 5. Charlie's Angels, Sony, $5,020,164, ($115,422,099); 6. Bounce, Miramax, $4,415,726, ($30,326,487); 7. Men of Honor, 20th Century Fox, $4,176,811, ($41,211,622); 8. The 6th Day, Sony, $4,011,583, ($30,563,207); 9. Meet the Parents, Universal, $3,823,050, ($153,198,610); 10. Little Nicky, New Line, $2,223,324, ($36,748,272).

Source: Studio Briefing