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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.
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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.
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June 10, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Call it the X-factor in "The X-Files" movie. As 20th Century Fox prepares for the June 19 opening of its feature-length sci-fi thriller based on the popular television series "The X-Files," the studio faces a daunting task: Can it attract moviegoers who know little or nothing about the long-running TV show? From the outset, Fox executives knew they could count on the show's built-in core audience to jam the turnstiles once the movie comes out.
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