Date: 30th January 2001
Despite the distraction of the Super Bowl, the domestic box office performed strongly over the weekend, with Sony's The Wedding Planner debuting in first place with $13.5 million. Another film appealing primarily to young women, Paramount's Save the Last Dance, slipped to second place with $9.8 million, bringing its three-week total to $59.3 million. It cost just $13 million to produce. The top twelve films together earned $73.8 million, up a hefty 68 percent over the same weekend a year ago, according to Exhibitor Relations.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Wedding Planner, Sony, $13,510,293, (New); 2. Save the Last Dance, Paramount, $9,777,335, ($59,323,722); 3. Cast Away, 20th Century Fox, $8,091,349, ($193,243,499); 4. Traffic, USA, $6,461,920, ($56,188,074); 5. Sugar & Spice, New Line, $5,891,176, (New); 6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sony Classics, $5,061,767, ($44,427,118); 7. Snatch, Sony, $4,706,743, ($15,713,514); 8. Finding Forrester, Sony, $4612998, ($35,677,842); 9. What Women Want, Paramount, $4,372,023, ($168,374,587); 10. Miss Congeniality, Warner Bros., $4,166,128, ($93,286,275).
Source: Studio Briefing