Date: 31st October 2000
Latest: The witch in the woods cast a weaker spell the second time around. BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, the follow-up to last year's low-budget surprise hit THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, was unable to knock off reigning box office champ MEET THE PARENTS.
The Blair Witch sequel took in $13.1million (£8,724,600) at 3,317 theatres, debuting in second place for the weekend, according to studio estimates.
Meet The Parents, the comedy starring ROBERT DE NIRO and BEN STILLER, remained No. 1 for the fourth straight weekend - the first movie to do so since last year's blockbuster THE SIXTH SENSE. It grossed $15.1million (£10,056,600) for the weekend, pushing its total to $100 million (£66m).
Blair Witch 2 pulled in less than half what its predecessor did during its first weekend of wide release in July 1999. Blair Witch grossed a whopping $29.2million (£19,447,200) on its way to a $140million (£93,240,000) domestic gross after playing to sold-out theatres in limited release for two weekends.