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Volume 68, Issue 137, Monday, April 21, 2003

Arts & Entertainment

Sandler at the top of box office

By Daniel Huron
The Daily Cougar

Anger Management kicked and clawed its way on top of the box office for a second straight weekend. The Adam Sandler/ Jack Nicholson flick took in an additional $25.6 million, and it should reach $100 million by next weekend. 

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Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson) proves to be an unconventional therapist in the comedy sitting at first place at the box office, Anger Management.

Although Holes was barely advertised, the book-turned-movie still managed a strong second place finish. The well-reviewed film took in $17.1 million.

Jamie Kennedyis anti-Eminem in Malibuis Most Wanted helped the film earn $13.1 million and a third place finish.

The kung-fu/comedy Bulletproof Monk finished in fourth place, but because of the lineup of Chow Yun-Fat and Seann William Scott, and the hard-core publicity about the film, itis hard to imagine the producers will be happy with an $8.6 million opening weekend.

Phone Booth continues to perform well. The film finished at number five this weekend after earning $5.7 million.

What a Girl Wants continues to prove that the mall crowd has a lot of cash to spread around. The movie earned $4.8 million and the sixth spot in the top ten.

Bringing Down the House took in $3.3 million and finished in seventh place. After six weeks in theaters Steve Martin and Queen Latifah's comedy continues to show staying power.

Vin Dieselis latest could be seen as a minor flop. A Man Apart finished at number eight with a $2.6 million gross this weekend. The film, which reportedly cost $36 million to produce, has earned only $22.6 million.

Chicago, if you didnit realize it before, is a huge hit. The Oscar winning musical earned $2.5 million this weekend, and has grossed $161 million since its release.

Rob Zombieis horror flick House of 1,000 Corpses earned $2.4 million and a spot at number 10.
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