Elf The True Master and Commander

11-17-03 Keavin
Will Ferrell’s new movie “Elf” was the true master and commander of the U.S. box office this past weekend beating out Russell Crowe’s new film and the Matrix to land at No. 1. 

“Elf” debuted at No. 2 last week behind “The Matrix Revolutions” but it was the clear winner this weekend taking in an estimated $27.2 million. 

“Master and Commander” came in a close second with $25 million. “The Matrix Revolutions” dropped to third place and 66% with $16.3 million. 

Family films dominated the middle of the Top 10; Disney’s “Brother Bear" came in 4th earning $12 million and “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” debuted at No. 5 with $9.5 million. 

"Love Actually" actually earned $8.9 million placing it in 6th place.  “Scary Movie 3” is still going strong, bringing in an addition $6.1 million and a 7th place finish. “Radio” was turned on to the tune of $5 million. 

“Tupac: Resurrection” brought the slain rapper glory with $4.7 million premier and a 9th place finish with a limited release. And “Mystic River” rounded out the Top 10 with a $3.3 million take at the box office.