July 22, 2003 |
Just when Hollywood thought the summer box-office season was stuck in the doldrums, along comes Jerry Bruckheimer to the rescue. The quintessential action producer had the weekend's top two movies -- "Bad Boys II" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." The weekend's top 12 pictures grossed about 34% more than the films released over the same weekend last year, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Overall, this summer's $2.59 billion in box office is running just 1% short of last year by this date.
December 31, 2002 |
Weekend box office Fueled by blockbuster sequels "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," as well as "Catch Me If You Can," the Christmas holiday saw the biggest box office on record. From Thanksgiving to Sunday, the domestic box office generated a record-breaking $939 million in revenue, up from $748.3 million last year, according to the box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations Co. Among films in limited release, "Chicago" debuted with $2.