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WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT: 'Jurassic Park III' Rocks the Box for $50.3 Million

23 Jul, 2001 By: Hive News

Universal's Jurassic Park III sequel stomped out an estimated $50.3 million during the three-day weekend and a colossal $80.9 million since its Wednesday debut.

The powerful debut is also Universal's third consecutive film to open at $40 million or more.

Sony's America's Sweethearts romanced a strong debut with an estimated $31 million -- the biggest to date for Revolution Studios. The Julia Roberts comedy, directed by Revolution's chief Joe Roth, was the second-biggest ever for Roberts behind Paramount's "Runaway Bride" ($35.1 million), which went on to gross $152.3 million.

After dulling down for weeks, the friendly competition helped put the box office back on a positive track.

Last weekend's No. 1, MGM's Legally Blonde, captured No. 3 with an estimated $11.05 for 10-day total of $43.4 million.

Paramount's The Score lifted an estimated $10.75 million in its second weekend, for a 10-day total of$37.2 million.

Warner Bros.' surprisingly tenacious Cats & Dogs grossed an estimated $6.8 million in its third weekend to snare No. 5, for a total of $72.4 million.

Opening in limited release this weekend, Fine Line's Hedwig and the Angry Inch debuted with a strong estimated $153,00o. Hedwig expands into top markets Aug. 3.

MGM's Ghost World bowed mightily with an estimated $101,000. Starring Thora Birch, Ghost World adds new markets Aug. 3.

Sony Pictures Classics' Brother debuted fairly well, grossing an estimated $63,051.

A rising star in its second weekend, Artisan's Made grossed an estimated $270,000. The Jon Favreau-Vince Vaughn comedy continues to add theaters.

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