George Clooney's "Out of Sight" is a hit

“Out of Sight,” the quirky crime film starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, pulled off an enviable box office heist last weekend: The movie scored the second highest per-screen take ($6,110), trailing only “Dr. Dolittle” ($10,450). Prior to “Out of Sight”‘s Friday opening, director Steven Soderbergh told EW Online that he was taking a big risk with the high-profile, $50 million film. “It’s a movie with movie stars,” says Soderbergh, 35. “People are putting a lot of money into it, the spotlight is focused on it, and the odds of public failure are much larger than on any other film I’ve done.”

Best known for such offbeat, low-budget efforts as “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989) and “King of the Hill” (1993), Soderbergh says he enjoyed the perks of working on a big bucks project — and no, not just the fancy on-set catering: “It was nice knowing that when the film was released it would play in lots of theaters and have ads on TV. I feel that every nine years I should be allowed to direct something that people are actually going to attend.”

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