Date: 6th September 2000
In a battle of teen comedies, Universal's Bring It On whipped Destination's Whipped over the weekend. The second week of Bring It On wound up at the top of the box office again as it earned $14.2 million, while the Amanda Peet starrer took in only $2.2 million and didn't even make the top-ten list. Overall, the box office plunged 17 percent from the same week last year, when the sixth frame of The Sixth Sense was still pulling them in with big grosses. A junior version of that accomplishment (or senior, depending on how you look at it) was apparent in the performance of Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys for Warner Bros., which moved from fourth place to third, earning $8.6 million in ticket sales in its sixth week to bring its total to $74.5 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. Bring It On, Universal, $11,447,495, ($36,649,970); 2. The Cell, New Line, $7,096,207, ($46,270,539); 3. Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., $6,715,332, ($74,535,279); 4. The Art of War, Warner Bros., $6,154,124, ($21,451,997); 5. Highlander: Endgame, Dimension, $5,067,331, ($6,223,330); 6. What Lies Beneath, DreamWorks, $4,713,153, ($138,783,687); 7. The Original Kings of Comedy, Paramount, $4,685,704, ($28,790,999); 8. The Replacements, Warner Bros., $3,516,233, ($36,879,115); 9. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Universal, $3,039,525, ($11,503,1670); 10. The Crew, Disney, $2,869,404, ($9,215,258).
Source: Studio Briefing