It has been an unbelievable ride for Hannibal which easily passed the $100 million mark in just its second week of release. Anthony Hopkins is reportedly thinking about doing another sequel.
Here's a look at the holiday weekend numbers according to
- Hannibal took in $36 million, bringing its two week total to a tremendous $100 million.
- Chris Rock's comedy Down To Earth debuted in second place with just over $20 million.
- Another debut, the animated movie Recess: School's Out snagged a surprising third place finish with $13.5 million.
- The new Keanu Reeves movie Sweet November and the Oscar-nominated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rounded out the top five.
Down To Earth is one of Chris Rock's first opportunities to be a real leading man. Hibberd thinks it remains to be seen if Rock will continue to be a leading man.
"I think his strength lies in his ability as a social commentator. I saw him on Regis the other day. He had buckets of material lined up, talking about Puffy, Tom and Nicole's breakup. This guy is a great social satirist. For him to give up his talk show to focus solely on movies-- I think it will be interesting to see if he ultimately regrets that decision," said Hibberd.
Recess: School's Out is based on the Nickelodeon show that's very, very popular.
"You never know what's going to happen when you take a TV show to film. But Rugrats was so popular, it's a pretty sure bet they'll be out in droves to do it," said Hibberd.
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