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30 December 2002

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  • Butch Cassidy director George Roy Hill dies at 81

    Oscar-winningdirector George Roy Hill has died at the age of 81.Theformer Marine pilot best known for 1973 best picture winner The Sting,starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw, as well as earlierNewman-Redford hit Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, died on FridayDec 27.TheStinggained Hill a best director Academy Award, just one of seven it received fromten nominations. Other film projects included The World According To Garp(1982), base
  • Chicago explodes on a single print

    Although The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers maintained incredible strength in its second week and many other films saw percentage rises from last week, the UK weekend truly belonged to Buena Vista International's Chicago.The single print release - it is currently screening at the Warner West End before opening nationwide on Jan 17, 2003 - claimed a stunning $129,737 (£80,956) during its opening three-day weekend.Launching on Boxing Day (Dec 26) the musical
  • Christmas crackers: DiCaprio can't catch Rings

    Christmas Day in North America saw a mighty battle shaping up for the weekendwith the launch of Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can trying itsluck against New Line's The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers.Catch Me If You Can opened on Wednesday (Dec 25) foran impressive first-day take of $9.7m. Playing at 3,156 sites the film, whichstars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks and is distributed in the USby DreamWorks SKG, scored $3,074 per site for the day.Howeve
  • Spielberg can't catch $200m Rings

    The heady box officecombination of director Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and TomHanks was not enough to topple The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towersfrom the top spot this weekend (Dec 27-29).In its second week in thelead Peter Jackson's epic fantasy sequel claimed an estimated $48.9m from 3,622sites for a powerful average of $13,501 per location. The result was a mere 21%drop off from The Two Towers' opening three-day weekend.The massive continuedsu
  • Spielberg can't catch Rings

    The heady box officecombination of director Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and TomHanks was not enough to topple The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towersfrom the top spot this weekend (Dec 27-29). In its second week in thelead Peter Jackson's epic fantasy sequel claimed an estimated $48.9m from 3,622sites for a powerful average of $13,501 per location. The result was a mere 21%drop off from The Two Towe
  • Spielberg can't catch Rings

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