Date: 29th August 2000

Something To Cheer About

Proving that given the right script and cast, a teen comedy can still draw big crowd to the box office, Universal's Bring It On earned $17.4 million over the weekend, making it the No. 1 movie domestically.

The film, opening against the Wesley Snipes thriller The Art of War, performed far better than analysts had expected. In a statement, Universal Pictures chairman Stacey Snider said, "Everyone worked hard to take this little film and work their magic so that we owned the weekend. It is especially gratifying to see this one being embraced by moviegoers."

The Snipes film, from Warner Bros., took in $10.4 million, to land in second place. Last week's winner, New Line's The Cell, slipped to third place with $9.7 million. Ticket sales for the top 12 films were $75.1 million, virtually identical with the figure for the same period a year ago, according to Exhibitor Relations.

Source: Studio Briefing