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June 22, 1998 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The summer box-office temperature just got hotter--finally--as both "The X-Files" movie and "Mulan" charged in with impressive debut weekends. Like Trekkers, X-Philes showed their support for agents Mulder and Scully and made them No. 1, shelling out an estimated $31 million to witness their big-screen adventure in 2,626 theaters for an average of almost $12,000 a screen.
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June 22, 1998 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The summer box-office temperature just got hotter--finally--as both "The X-Files" movie and "Mulan" charged in with impressive debut weekends. Like Trekkers, X-Philes showed their support for agents Mulder and Scully and made them No. 1, shelling out an estimated $31 million to witness their big-screen adventure in 2,626 theaters for an average of almost $12,000 a screen.
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April 17, 2008
And the title is: The producers of the new "X-Files" movie have settled on a title. The second big-screen spinoff of the paranormal TV adventure, due in theaters July 25, will be called "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." -- Martha's pooch: Martha Stewart's dog Paw Paw, who was a familiar face on her TV show and in her magazine, has died of renal failure. The 60-pound chow was almost 13.
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September 15, 1997
Comedy Series: "Frasier" Actor: John Lithgow "3rd Rock From the Sun" Actress: Helen Hunt "Mad About You" Drama Series: "Law & Order" Actor: Dennis Franz "NYPD Blue" Actress: Gillian Anderson "The X-Files" TV Movie Production: "Miss Evers' Boys" Actor: Armand Assante "Gotti" Actress: Alfre Woodard "Miss Evers' Boys"
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June 23, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.
The box office is out there, but for how long is anybody's guess. "The X-Files Movie," as expected, opened to big numbers, capturing the No. 1 position in its debut weekend with $30.1 million in ticket sales. Based on the popular television series "The X-Files," the movie was helped by a built-in fan base of some 20 million viewers who regularly watch the show.
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June 22, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reviews are out there. . . . And so far, "X-Files" aficionados like the "almost-kiss" between special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, they have many theories about the mysterious black oil, the Antarctica station and the departing spaceship, and--most important of all--they plan to go back to the theater again and again.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1998
1.The X-Files Movie (Fox) *--* Screens Avg. gross Weekend gross Orange County 53 $8,685 $460,328 National 2,629 $11,464 $30,138,856 *--* 2. Mulan (Disney) *--* Screens Avg. gross Weekend gross Orange County 53 $7,040 $373,106 National 2,888 $7,876 $22,745,888 *--* 3. Six Days, Seven Nights (Disney/Touchstone) *--* Screens Avg. gross Weekend gross Orange County 43 $4,316 $185,579 National 2,579 $4,150 $10,702,850 *--* 4. The Truman Show (Paramount) *--* Screens Avg.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1998
SMALL FACES: Among songs coming in for the soundtrack to "The X-Files" movie, which is being supervised by Don Was' former musical partner David Was, are a remake of the Police's "Invisible Sun" by Sting with the reggae band Aswad, Filter's version of the old Harry Nilsson/Three Dog Night hit "One" and the Dust Brothers' take on "The X-Files" theme.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998
It seemed like a promotional stunt for "The X-Files" movie: an international panel of respected scientists calling for "serious scientific study" of UFO-related phenomena. Recipients half-expected to find a "Just kidding!" buried in the 50-page report, issued Monday.
NEWS
June 23, 1998
Fish Tales: Daniel Wyman, apparently trying for the year's Stupid Award, dropped explosives into an Illinois lake to kill fish. The wind pushed his boat over the charge as it exploded, killing him. Elsewhere, a lawyer fell overboard from a cruise ship and was last seen circling a school of frightened sharks. (LaLa Land Letter) Foot in Mouth: The New York Post says Sen. John McCain of Arizona has apologized for making a joke about Chelsea Clinton being the child of Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton.
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