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Volume 68, Issue 25, Monday, September 30, 2002

Arts & Entertainment

As ‘Sweet Homei hits home, Ledgeris ‘Feathersi dwindles

Cougar Entertainment Services

Who would have thought the sass of one of Hollywoodis most appealing starlets could dropkick Jackie Chan in one round? No split decisions. No rematch. It was a fair fight and Chanis action-driven Tuxedo was no match for the southern twang Reese Witherspoon poured on in her latest movie, Sweet Home Alabama.

Sweet Home jumped away from the weekendis top 10 by earning $37.5 million. Chanis The Tuxedo may have lured a solid number of moviegoers into the seats, but $15.1 million wasnit enough for the weekendis top spot.

By adding $10.1 million to its current sales, Ice Cubeis Barbershop has accumulated $51.4 million. It just goes to show that light-hearted comedies still hold a strong appeal with moviegoers.

It doesnit hurt that My Big Fat Greek Wedding fell to No. 4, registering $9.7 million in sales. The film has hit $136 million, slowly climbing to the $200 million mark.

Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn continue to bang out the laughs in the comedy The Banger Sisters, recording $5.4 million in sales.

The war drama The Four Feathers fell from No. 5 to 6, earning $3.6 million. 

The heavily marketed film is perhaps going to be one of the yearis biggest flops, grossing only $12.4 million in a two-week period.

Even though Heath Ledger is flanked by Wes Bentley and the adorable Kate Hudson, the film will likely dwindle by the time October films head to theaters. Whether Ledger failed to charm audiences or the story is worn-out is up for audiences to decide. Either way, Four Feathers has lost its steam and will soon fall.

The sharp One Hour Photo ($3 million), the Antonio Banderas-Lucy Liu vehicle Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever ($2.6 million), Signs ($2.3 million) and the whacky Swimfan ($1.5 million) round out the weekendis top 10.

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