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January 18, 2005

Coach Carter Victorious over MLK Weekend

Audiences celebrated this Martin Luther King weekend by watching the sports drama Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. Coach Carter marks the movie debut of popular R&B singer Ashanti. The film grossed an uplifting $29.2M for the four day holiday weekend, putting an end to Meet the Fockers three week reign. This is a personal best for the versatile Jackson in movies where he receives top billing. His previous best was 2000's Shaft, which opened with $21M. Coach Carter is the second best MLK weekend opener ever behind Along Came Polly?s $32.5M and ahead of Save the Last Dance?s $27.5M. More…

January 10, 2005

"White Noise" Surprises, But Fails to Dethrone "Meet the Fockers"

"Meet the Fockers" continued to laugh its way to the bank and crossed the $200M mark in its third week of release as the box office champ, with an estimated weekend gross of $28.5M. More…

January 3, 2005

BOX OFFICE: Meet the Fockers Rings in the New Year

In the absence of any viable challengers, "Meet the Fockers" continued its dominance at the box office for the second week in a row with an estimated weekend take of $42.8M. More…

December 27, 2004

BOX OFFICE: Christmas Crowd Meet the Fockers

With no "Lord of the Rings" movies to contend with this Christmas weekend, "Meet the Fockers," which opened last Wednesday, became the best Christmas weekend opener ever at $44.7M. The previous best was 2002's "Catch Me If You Can" at $30M. More…