antiTainment NEWS: 'Rings' Still Lord of the Screen

01-01-04 Keavin
There seems to be no stopping "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", as the film nabbed the top of the box-office for the third straight week. 

This past weekend was basically a repeat of the previous week due to the lack of any new major releases. 

“Rings” brought in $30.8 million capturing the top spot. Steve Martin’s new comedy “Cheaper by the Dozen” earned just under $22 million for a solid second place finish. 

The Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton romantic comedy “Something’s Gotta Give” brought in $12.5 million while the civil war drama “Cold Mountain” earned another $11.7 million. 

The top 5 was rounded out by the new sci-fi thriller from Ben Affleck, “Paycheck” which earned an even $10 million. 

"The Return of the King" has been a huge success in North America, earning about $292 since it was released on Dec. 17th.

“Rings” will get some new competition this coming weekend with the wide release of Tim Burton’s new film “Big Fish”, as well as Mandy Moore’s “Chasing Liberty” and the new comedy “My Baby's Daddy”. 

Weekend Top 10 (Friday and Saturday)
1 - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” - $30.8 million.
2 - "Cheaper By the Dozen” - $21.9 million.
3 - "Something's Gotta Give” - $12.5 million.
4 - "Cold Mountain” - $11.7 million.
5 - "Paycheck” - $10 million.
6 - "Mona Lisa Smile” - $8.7 million.
7 - "Peter Pan” - $8.5 million.
8 - "The Last Samurai” - $7.5 million.
9 - "Calendar Girls” - $4.6 million.
10 - "Bad Santa” - $3 million. .