Feature Films by LDS/Mormon Filmmakers and Actors
Weekend Box Office Report (U.S. Domestic Box Office Gross)

Weekend of January 11, 2002

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Natl  Film Title                       Weekend Gross
Rank  LDS/Mormon Filmmaker or Actor    Total Gross   Theaters Days
----  ------------------------------   -------        -----   ----
4     Ocean's Eleven                   $7,738,381      2,670    38
      LDS characters: Malloy twins    162,676,461

17    Behind Enemy Lines                1,448,957        963    45
      David Veloz (screenwriter)       55,645,275

29    Mulholland Drive                    156,835         98    98
      Joyce Eliason (producer/writer)   6,014,253

33    The Other Side of Heaven             92,336         29    31
      Mitch Davis (screenwriter/director) 804,427
      John H. Groberg (author/character)
      Gerald Molen, John Garbett (producers)
      Steven Ramirez (film editor)

35    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure     74,975         15   339
      Scott Swofford (producer)         6,794,430
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)
      Sam Cardon (composer)
      Stephen L. Johnson (film editor)

59    Out Cold                             12,261         44    54
      A. J. Cook (female lead)         13,626,013

60    Galapagos                            11,272          6   808
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     12,102,314

64    China: The Panda Adventure            7,381          6   171
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)      1,796,654

65    Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man      7,202          3   619
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     13,031,302

74    Island of the Sharks                  4,082          2   990
      Alan Williams (composer)         10,592,938

93    All Access                              124          1   283
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)        992,861

"Ocean's Eleven" and "Behind Enemy Lines" continue to exhibit legs, each dropping only one place in national rankings this week. Despite its weirdness and off-putting themes, "Mulholland Drive" continues its wave of critical buzz and has crested $6 million in U.S. box office sales.

Still only showing in Utah and a bit of Idaho, "The Other Side of Heaven" has passed the $800,000 mark after one month in release. Audiences around the country have seemed eager for the film to come to screens near them.

Director Kels Goodman doesn't begin principal photography on his pioneer epic "Handcart" until January 28th. But Goodman's Shinebox cronies Paul Green and David Skousen have posted a cool "behind-the-scenes" look at the making of "Handcart" on the film's official website at

If you blinked you might have missed "Singles Ward" director Kurt Hale's recent announcement of his NEXT comedic movie project: "The RM." More information can be found in the Utah County Journal article at:

And in case you've heard of something called the Sundance Film Festival... Keep in mind that the whole thing was co-founded by LDS filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen. Of course, Van Wagenen was no longer running things by the time the whole event grew to what it is today. Just a historical footnote.