Weekend Box Office
Next Friday is a good day for Ice Cube. He didn't even have to use his AK to take out the competition. The sequel opened to $16.9 million over the holiday weekend. Playing at just 1,103 theaters, it averaged a whopping $15,338. With $21.5 million made since its opening last Wednesday, it will likely surpass the $27.4 million that the original made by Friday.
The long delayed Supernova bombed as sci-fi pictures dumped in January always do. The troubled $75 million production opened to just $6.7 million from 2,280 theaters. MGM knew it wouldn't do well as they wrote it off as a loss in their books last year.
The Hurricane successfully expanded from 159 theaters to 1,454, grossing a solid $10.5 million. Girl, Interrupted went wide and performed surprisingly well, scoring $9.3 million.
Stuart Little and The Green Mile again had strong weekends, grossing $12.5 and $8.8 million respectively. Both also surpassed the century mark tallying $109.6 and $102.8 million respectively and making them the 18th and 19th pictures of 1999 to do so, a record number for one year.
Any Given Sunday plummeted to $5.5 million, down 37%, and it didn't even lose any theaters. Most likely it was the direct competition from Next Friday.
Overall box office totaled $128 million, up 27% over last weekend and up 2% over the same period last year when Varsity Blues topped the chart with $17.5 million.