Monday, January 28, 2002

'Black Hawk' wins battle of box office

The Associated Press

        Movie-goers remain on combat alert. The frenzied military thriller Black Hawk Down held the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $18.2 million.

  1. Black Hawk Down, $18.2 million
  2. Snow Dogs, $13.6
  3. A Walk to Remember, $13.57
  4. The Mothman Prophecies, $11.8
  5. A Beautiful Mind, $11.7
  6. The Count of Monte Cristo, $11.5
  7. I Am Sam, $8.3
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, $8
  9. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, $7.3
  10. Orange County, $4.6
        The No. 2 slot shaped up as a photo finish between Cuba Gooding Jr.'s canine comedy Snow Dogs and pop singer Mandy Moore's weepy teen romance A Walk to Remember, according to studio estimates Sunday.

        Other top films were bunched up tightly, and their rankings could change when studios release final weekend figures today.

        According to Sunday estimates, the Richard Gere supernatural thriller The Mothman Prophecies debuted at No. 4 with $11.8 million.

        Fresh off its success at the Golden Globes a week ago, A Beautiful Mind held well at No. 5 with $11.7 million, virtually unchanged from the previous weekend.

        The latest remake of The Count of Monte Cristo, starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce, opened at No. 6 with $11.5 million.

        Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:

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