New Films Fail To Surpass 'Parents'


Tuesday, October 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro gives his prospective son-in-law a lot of trouble in ``Meet the Parents,'' but not as much trouble as the film gave newcomers at the box office over the weekend.

The comedy starring Ben Stiller as the potential in-law added $21.2 million in North American receipts Friday through Sunday in its second week out. In its opening weekend, ``Meet the Parents'' took in $28.6 million.

``Remember the Titans'' starring Denzel Washington held onto second place with $13.1 million in its third weekend.

The debut of ``Lost Souls'' earned $8 million to finish third. Other newly released films ``The Ladies Man'' and ``The Contender'' were fourth and fifth with $5.43 million and $5.36 million respectively.

The top 20 movies at North American theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. and ACNielsen Edi-Facts:

1. ``Meet the Parents,'' Universal, $21.2 million, 2,615 locations, $8,095 average, $58.8 million, two weeks.

2. ``Remember the Titans,'' Disney, $13.1 million, 2,726 locations, $4,790 average, $64.2 million, three weeks.

3. ``Lost Souls,'' New Line, $8 million, 1,970 locations, $4,038 average, $8 million, one week.

4. ``The Ladies Man,'' Paramount, $5.43 million, 2,022 locations, $2,684 average, $5.43 million, one week.

5. ``The Contender,'' DreamWorks, $5.36 million, 1,516 locations, $3,538 average, $5.36 million, one week.

6. ``The Exorcist,'' Warner Bros., $5.2 million, 1,655 locations, $3,163 average, $30.5 million, four weeks (reissue).

7. ``Dr. T and the Women,'' Artisan, $5 million, 1,489 locations $3,367 average, $5 million, one week.

8. ``Get Carter,'' Warner Bros., $2.9 million, 2,315 locations, $1,260 average, $11.7 million, two weeks.

9. ``Almost Famous,'' DreamWorks, $2.2 million, 2,262 locations, $969 average, $26.7 million, five weeks.

10. ``Best in Show,'' Warner Bros., $2.1 million, 291 locations, $7,347 average, $3.9 million, three weeks.

11. ``Digimon: The Movie,'' Fox, $1.9 million, 1,825 locations, $1,061 average, $7.3 million, two weeks.

12. ``Bring it On,'' Universal, $1.6 million, 2,187 locations, $750 average, $64.7 million, eight weeks.

13. ``Urban Legends: Final Cut,'' Sony, $1.2 million, 2,221 locations, $544 average, $20.2 million, four weeks.

14. ``What Lies Beneath,'' DreamWorks, $648,531, 1,027 locations, $631 average, $153.1 million, 13 weeks.

15. ``Space Cowboys,'' Warner Bros., $543,431, 1,002 locations, $542 average, $89.1 million, 11 weeks.

16. ``Nurse Betty,'' USA, $487,585, 1,018 locations, $479 average, $23.7 million, six weeks.

17. ``Dancer in the Dark,'' Fine Line, $393,186, 123 locations, $3,197 average, $1.5 million, four weeks.

18. ``The Watcher,'' Universal, $382,365, 879 locations, $435 average, $28.6 million, six weeks.

19. ``Cyberworld 3D,'' Imax, $323,702, 29 locations, $11,162 average, $751,880, two weeks.

20. ``Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,'' Universal, $285,135, 538 locations, $530 average, $121.8 million, 12 weeks.