Date: 17th October 2000

Four New Films In TopTen

Four new releases wound up in this week's box-office top ten, but none of them case close to toppling last week's leaders, Universal's Meet the Parents, which earned $21.2 million, and Remember the Titans, which earned $13.1 million. New Line's Lost Souls, which was very much a loser in the minds of most critics, opened in third place with $8 million. Another poorly reviewed film, Paramount's The Ladies Man, took the fourth spot with $5.43 million, virtually tied with DreamWorks' The Contender, which wasn't much of one with $5.4 million. The top 12 films grossed $74 million, a 4.2-percent rise from the same weekend last year.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. Meet the Parents, Universal, $21,168,385, ($58,824,635); 2. Remember the Titans, Disney, $13,057,421, ($64,206,353); 3. Lost Souls, New Line, $7,954,766, (New); 4. The Ladies Man, Paramount, $5,426,390, (New); 5. The Contender, DreamWorks, $5,363,900, (New); 6. The Exorcist, Warner Bros., $5,235,581, ($30,534,411); 7. Dr. T and The Women, Artisan, $5,012,867, (New); 8. Get Carter, Warner Bros., $2,916,232, ($11,740,680); 9. Almost Famous, DreamWorks, $2,192,827, ($26,676,713); 10. Best In Show, Warner Bros., $2,137,861, ($3,889,111).

Source: Studio Briefing