Struggles on Opening Day
16, 2001 - by digitalmediafx.com) Despite nearly unanimous
negative reviews (Roger Ebert being one of the few with
a positive one), Paramount's Tomb Raider took in
a massive $17.6 million on Friday making it the easy victor
at the box office and a shoe-in to win the weekend.
second place on Friday was Disney's Atlantis: The Lost
Empire, which took in $6.5 million. The opening is
well under Disney's Tarzan two years ago, which
grossed $11.6 million in its opening day. The opening
is also weaker than Disney's 1997 Hercules, which
made $9.3 million, in fewer theaters, on its opening Friday.
getting mixed reviews, Atlantis fell victim to
its battle with Tomb Raider for the same audience.
Atlantis was also hurt by Shrek, which came
in third on Friday with $3.5 million, bringing its total
to $188 million since opening a month ago.
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