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- June 30, 2001
has $10 Million Friday Opening
AI made $10.1 million in 3,242 theaters and will likely have grossed over $32 million by the end of the weekend.
After rave reviews by Newsweek and Time Magazine surfaced weeks ago, newer reviews of AI began taking a more mixed tone to the film with some high-profile publications like The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle giving the film negative reviews. The main conflict amongst critics is that neither the late Stanley Kubrick's vision was realized or Steven Spielberg vision. By trying to create a "Stanley Kubrick" movie Spielberg mixed two vastly different director styles (his and Kubrick's) to instead create a disjointed, yet fascinating, film.
In other Friday box
office news, Doctor Doolittle 2 brought in $4.5 million, Tomb
Raider brought in $2.8 million, Atlantis brought in $2.2 million,
and Shrek brought in $2.0 million.
BBFC Orders Tomb
Raider Edits for UK Audience
The BBFC expressed concern over several violent scenes, mostly ones involving knives. Paramount Pictures has made the requested edits in time for the July 6 release of the film in the UK
Here's the BBFC's explanation:
"Company chose to significantly reduce sight of a flick knife in several scenes, removing in particular material which appeared to glamorize the weapon , in order to achieve a 12. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor. The distributor also sought and was given advice during post-production which resulted in a reduction in violence in the final fight sequence (including the complete removal of a headbutt) prior to formal submission. "
Final Fantasy Premiere
Set for Monday
The movie is being
released nationally on July 11.
News Link of the Day - Spielbergs AI Faces Big Marketing Hurdles
According to MSNBC:
facing Warner Bros. in marketing Steven Spielbergs new movie AI:
Artificial Intelligence can best be understood in the mangled words
of NBCs 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer. A few weeks ago, Mr. Lauer and
partner Katie Couric were bantering on the air about movies when Mr. Lauer
referred to 'A-One' mistaking the title of the movie about a robot
boy who longs to become real for the name of a popular steak sauce. Its
a worrisome sign for a movie studio when its big summer movie is confused
for a condiment
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