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|Volume 68, Issue 132,
Monday, April 14, 2003
Arts & Entertainment
'Management' sets a new record for April
By Daniel Huron
Industry insiders predicted that Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson's new movie Anger Management would top this weekend's box office, but no one could have predicted how by how much it would beat all the other films.
The comedy earned $44.5 million this weekend, making it the highest-grossing April opening ever. The film actually made more than the remaining films in the top 10 combined.
Phone Booth finished in second place, grossing $7.53 million.
As part of his job, Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) devises pet outfits in the new comedy Anger Management, which broke the record for the highest grossing opener for the month of April.
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The teen crowd knows what it wants. What a Girl Wants finished the weekend with $6.7 million and a third-place finish.
Out in theaters for more than a month, Bringing Down the House continues to perform well in fourth place. With $4.6 million more dollars this weekend, the total earnings for the film now stand at $118 million.
Vin Diesel fans may have gone to get a second look at their hero ? A Man Apart earned $4.45 million and a fifth-place spot.
Chris Rock's new comedy Head of State pulled in an additional $4 million this weekend, making it this weekend's No.6 film.
After being dumped by a handful of studios due to its graphic content, Rob Zombie's opus to violence and horror House of 1000 Corpses finally hit theaters. The film earned $3.4 million, which was good enough for seventh place.
Chicago slipped a little this weekend, but the Oscar winner is still doing well. This week's No.8 film earned $3.29 million.
The Core ($3.23 million) and Basic ($2.2 million) finished off this weekend's top 10.
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