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Tuesday - September 18, 2001
- Spirited Away Nears Titanic Record
- ABC Pays $15 Million for Jurassic Park 3 Broadcast Rights
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day - Quiet debut for Nintendo's GameCube

Spirited Away Nears Titanic Record
(by The hit anime, Spirited Away - which Disney has balked at releasing in the U.S. - is headed towards the Titanic box office record in Japan. Showing little signs of declining, Spirited Away has brought in a massive $191 million on its way to Titanic's $219 million. The movie, by famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki is called Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi in Japan. The anime follows a 10 year old girl on her journey to the Land of Spirits where she interacts with monsters and entities.

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ABC Pays $15 Million for Jurassic Park 3 Broadcast Rights
(by ABC is divvying up $15 million for the rights to air Jurassic Park 3. Under the deal, ABC will have permission to show the movie up to four times in a 21 month period that begins in February 2004. ABC has scored major licensing victories from this summer's blockbusters, including the rights to air Pearl Harbor and A.I.

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Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
(by Final weekend box office numbers are in and here are the results for the top animated and visual effects movies:



Weekend Total


Overall Total

Planet of the Apes # 16 $938,214 -33% $176.2 Million
Jurassic Park 3 # 19 $742,995 -23% $178.0 Million


# 21



$264.0 Million

Dr. Doolittle 2

# 30



$112.2 Million

Osmosis Jones # 33 $152,394 37% gain $13.3 Million

Pearl Harbor

# 37



$197.1 Million

Spy Kids: Special Edition # 38 $126,477 -21% $112.5 Million

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

# 43



$82.8 Million

Cats & Dogs # 45 $94,682 -2% $92.2 Million

Tomb Raider

# 47



$131.0 Million

The Mummy Returns

# 54



$201.8 Million

A.I. # 55 $54,250 -43% $78.5 Million

The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.

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News Link of the Day - Quiet debut for Nintendo's GameCube

According to CNN:

"Greeted by small armies of game fanatics, Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s GameCube game console tiptoed onto shelves in Japan on Friday minus the hype surrounding the arrival of its big-muscled rivals.

Legions of males ranging in age from 15 to 40, many armed with Nintendo's hand-held GameBoy machines, waited outside Tokyo stores since before dawn to be the first to take home one of 500,000 GameCubes initially shipped for the launch..."

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