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- May 29, 2001
Weekend Box Office Estimates - Shrek Huge!
While Pearl Harbor failed to meet analyst expectations of $90 - $100 million, it did bring in an impressive estimated $75 million in its first four days and should be a blockbuster ($100 million or more) by the end of the week. It is Disney's highest opening ever for any movie and the biggest opening for a movie over three hours. Disney claims that the opening exceeded its expectations.
Planet of the Apes
To participate in
the Project A.P.E. (Alternative Primate Evolution) promotion, adventurous
Geocachers must have a Global Positioning Satellite unit. (Once restricted
to military use, the GPS units are now available to the general public.)
Using coordinates supplied every Friday at Fox's recently relaunched movie
Web site www.planetoftheapes.com,
players can locate a hidden cache containing a prop from the film. The
first person to reach the cache may keep the valuable piece of the studio's
summer event film.
The contest started
last Friday and will run for 13 weeks. During each week of the contest,
FOX will give away a Garmin eTrex GPS unit to a randomly selected winner.
Taking the adventure and intrigue even further, Fox has created a mythology
around Project A.P.E., leading Geocachers to unlock long- hidden secrets
that could present a clue to our past -- or a key to our future.
Planet of the Apes opens in theaters nationwide on July 27, 2001.
Images From Atlantis:
The Lost Empire
To see more pictures (bigger too), visit the dFX Atlantis Movie Site.
News Link of the
Day - HBO Eyes Provo Students' Claymation Film
"It took just
two minutes for four Provo High School students to catch the attention
of HBO. But it took Eric Anderson, Kyle Hinckley, Nathan Murphy and Dan
Midgely weeks to produce the two-minute Claymation film "Fries or
Rings" that the cable network is considering using in a collection
of creations by young filmmakers
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