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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT

REVIEW: BE COOL
March 4, 2005
INTERVIEW: ROBIN WILLIAMS
March 7, 2005

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT

Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1
The Pacifier
$30,200,000

$30,200,000

1
2
Be Cool
$23,500,000

$23,500,000

1
3
Hitch

$12,500,000

$138,300,000

4
4
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
$12,000,000

$38,000,000

2
5
Million Dollar Baby
$8,500,000

$76,900,000

12
6
Constantine
$6,000,000

$60,600,000

3
7
Cursed

$3,800,000

$15,200,000

2
8
Man of the House
$3,500,000
$14,000,000
2
9
Because of Winn-Dixie
$3,400,000
$27,000,000
3
10
The Jacket
$2,700,000
$2,700,000
1
This weekend’s lesson: Never underestimate the power of a comedy featuring a bald action star and a water fowl. The Vin Diesel Disney flick The Pacifier proved this with $30 million, keeping the star-crammed Get Shorty follow-up Be Cool to second place with $23.5 million. 

Not many viewers were willing to try on The Jacket, leaving it on the rack with just $2.7 million and a per-screen average lower than the likes of Constantine.  Despite his Oscar and her appearance in one of 2003’s biggest moneymakers, I guess Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley aren’t box office draws quite yet.   Meanwhile, Million Dollar Baby felt the most post-Oscar success as The Aviator and Sideways slide off the bottom.

Next weekend brings the Britkid comedy Millions, Bruce Willis saving the day in Hostage, CGI droids in Robots, an edited The Passion of the Christ and Sam Jackson’s South Africa drama In My Country.