Natl Film Title Weekend Gross Rank LDS/Mormon Filmmaker or Actor Total Gross Theaters Days ---- ------------------------------ ------- ----- ---- 3 Ocean's Eleven $11,052,578 2,770 31 LDS characters: Malloy twins 151,967,372 16 Behind Enemy Lines 1,978,884 1,079 38 David Veloz (screenwriter) 53,707,487 25 Mulholland Drive 150,920 77 91 Joyce Eliason (producer/writer) 5,780,033 28 The Other Side of Heaven 101,750 28 24 Mitch Davis (screenwriter/director) 659,552 John H. Groberg (author/character) Gerald Molen, John Garbett (producers) Steven Ramirez (film editor) 32 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 78,886 15 332 Scott Swofford (producer) 6,683,025 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) Sam Cardon (composer) Stephen L. Johnson (film editor) 47 Out Cold 20,773 58 47 A. J. Cook (female lead) 13,607,891 56 Galapagos 13,616 7 801 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 12,082,148 62 China: The Panda Adventure 9,176 8 164 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 1,775,028 67 Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man 5,119 3 612 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 13,020,206 70 Joy Ride 4,762 10 94 Paul Walker (2nd billed star) 21,973,182 79 Island of the Sharks 2,142 3 983 Alan Williams (composer) 10,548,459 93 All Access 124 1 276 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 992,683
"Ocean's Eleven" dropped from 2nd to 3rd place, after a full month in release. With over $150 million in U.S. box office sales it is easily the highest-grossing film ever to feature Mormon main characters.
"Behind Enemy Lines" dropped slightly from 15th to a still impressive 16th place after being on screens for 38 days.
"Mulholland Drive" jumped from 38th to 25th place nationwide, getting quite a boost by appearing on more screens, award nomination lists, and on countless "Top 10" lists by movie critics.
"The Other Side of Heaven" continues to do well, dipping only a little from 26th to 28th place nationwide on only 28 screens. "Heaven" has posted a total gross of nearly $660,000, and it is just getting started. The official site has already announced the new locations for January openings in Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Nevada -- in addition to the many current Utah locations.
It's not film, but we'll try to sneak this in anyway... Tuesday nights have been a little lacking since Rick Schroeder left NYPD Blue. But now you might want to check out "Judging Amy" on CBS. Not only is it one of the most interesting dramas on television, it now features an exciting new cast member: BYU alum Kevin Rahm. Previously the star of two short-lived sitcoms ("Everything's Relative" and "Jesse"), Rahm plays Judge Amy's cousin "Kyle McCarty." Not only is this returned missionary the best-looking man on primetime, he's also such a good actor one is forced to wonder why he isn't being cast in numerous movies.
And while we're on the subject of television, LDS actress (and Baywatch alum) Kelly Packard has joined Dean Cain as co-host of "Ripley's Believe it or Not." (Interestingly enough, hosting "Ripley's" is Marie Osmond's old job.)
Now on shelves: The incomparably hip soundtrack to "The Singles Ward" has been released. The film itself premiers at the Jordan Commons on January 31st, followed by a February 1st opening across Utah, Idaho and Arizona. After you listen to the soundclips on the official site (http://www.singleswardthemovie.com) you'll have no doubt that this is going to be a very, very funny movie. (Richard Dutcher and MTV's Julie Stoffer are BOTH in it. How can you go wrong?)