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THE $100 MILLION CLUB

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Ah, the holiday season. A time for giving. A time for receiving. And in Hollywood, a time for raking in bales of dough. The suits at Fox were cracking open the coconuts as Cast Away found another $40 million over the holiday weekend. The movie’s $109.7 million total marks the ninth $100 million film for Tom Hanks; it’s the seventh for director Robert Zemeckis (and his second in the past year, following What Lies Beneath). Mel Gibson also notched his eighth $100 million film with What Women Want. These days, whatever Helen Hunt wants, she can probably have: Starring in both this week’s top two flicks, she notches her third and fourth $100 million movies.

TOP 20 WEEKEND WEEKS WEEKEND NO. OF PER-SITE IN GROSS GROSS* SITES AVERAGE RELEASE TO DATE [**]1 CAST AWAY 20th Century Fox $40.0 2,929 $13,670 2 $109.7 2 WHAT WOMEN WANT Paramount $26.4 3,046 $8,670 3 $115.8 3 MISS CONGENIALITY Warner Bros. $19.2 2,668 $7,192 2 $46.4 4 THE FAMILY MAN Universal $16.8 2,394 $6,995 2 $43.1 5 THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE Walt Disney $14.7 2,887 $5,080 3 $50.8 6 DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Universal $9.0 3,161 $2,855 7 $253.4 7 VERTICAL LIMIT Columbia $8.2 2,456 $3,325 4 $51.9 8 WES CRAVEN PRESENTS: DRACULA 2000 Dimension $7.3 2,204 $3,326 2 $21.6 9 DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR? 20th Century Fox $5.8 2,018 $2,898 3 $35.6 10 ALL THE PRETTY HORSES Miramax $4.9 1,548 $3,140 1 $9.0 11 CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sony Classics $4.5 162 $27,943 4 $13.5 12 102 DALMATIANS Walt Disney $3.5 1,577 $2,202 6 $58.3 13 PROOF OF LIFE Warner Bros. $3.3 2,062 $1,588 4 $29.1 14 FINDING FORRESTER Columbia $3.0 200 $15,100 2 $5.3 15 RUGRATS IN PARIS — THE MOVIE Paramount $2.8 1,749 $1,614 7 $71.2 16 UNBREAKABLE Touchstone $2.1 1,307 $1,597 6 $90.0 17 CHOCOLAT Miramax $1.9 258 $7,180 3 $4.2 18 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Touchstone $1.6 96 $16,713 2 $1.9 19 QUILLS Fox Searchlight $0.8 216 $3,820 6 $3.4 20 MEET THE PARENTS Universal $0.8 569 $1,370 13 $161.3

SOURCE: ACNIELSEN EDI, INC. WEEKEND OF DEC. 29, 2000-JAN 1, 2001 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [**]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS