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Posted: 1/20/2002 10:57:16 PM EDT
Radio station KFWB is one to the two all news radio stations in L.A. ================================================================= [url]http://www.kfwb.com/news/local/l012002.html[/url] "Black Hawk Down" is Lord of the Box Office LOS ANGELES (KFWB) 1.19.02, 7:15a -- To the surprise of exactly nobody, "Black Hawk Down" debuted in first place at the Weekend Box Office. With American troops fighting overseas, audiences at home flocked to Ridley Scott's depiction of a failed 1993 U.S. mission in Somalia. The movie expanded into wide release after playing in New York and Los Angeles for three weeks, recording the best Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend opening ever. Overall since its release the movie has made $30.8 million, and dislodged "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" from the first place spot it had held for four weekends in a row. The film drew in audiences that were 55 percent male and 45 percent female, according to Sony. Opening in second place over the weekend was "Snow Dogs," a comedy starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as a Miami dentist who inherits a pesky team of snow dogs in Alaska. It took in $17.5 million. The film, based on journalist Mark Bowden's book of the same name, recasts a military mission that left 18 American soldiers dead as a tale of unlikely heroes. Overall the weekend's top 12 films grossed an estimated $104.9 million, compared with $125 million over last year's Martin Luther King weekend, which came a week earlier. Last year's holiday weekend featured the release of "Save the Last Dance." Also this weekend, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" passed "Independence Day" to become the ninth highest-grossing film of all time, with $308.7 million domestic grosses was in 12th place over the weekend with $2.5 million. The Weekend Top Ten: [b]1. "Black Hawk Down," $29 million.[/b] 2. "Snow Dogs," $17.5 million. 3. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," $13 million. 4. "A Beautiful Mind," $11 million. 5. "Orange County," $9 million. 6. "Ocean's Eleven," $5.7 million. 7. "The Royal Tenenbaums," $4.3 million. 8. "Kate & Leopold," $3.4 million. 9. "Gosford Park," $3.3 million. 10. "Vanilla Sky," $3.1 million.
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