Date: 10th October 2000

Box Office Down For 11th Week

Despite the strong performances of the top two films, the box office ended up taking in less than it did during the comparable week a year ago. Nevertheless, the decline was smaller than it had been for most of the past 11 weeks, a drop of 4.2 percent compared to as much as 30 percent during the downturn. "These two films are really reinvigorating the marketplace," Exhibitor Relations chief Paul Dergarabedian told the Associated Press. "If we start seeing other films stack up in this range, we'll get some depth at the box office."

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
1. Meet the Parents, $29.1 million; 2. Remember the Titans, $19.6 million; 3. Get Carter, $6.7 million; 4. The Exorcist, $4.6 million; 5. Digimon: The Movie, $4.1 million; 6. Almost Famous, $3.8 million; 7. Urban Legends: Final Cut, $2.6 million; 8. Bring It On, $2.2 million; 9. What Lies Beneath, $1.2 million; 10 (tie). Nurse Betty, $1.1 million; 10 (tie). The Watcher, $1.1 million.

Source: Studio Briefing