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    'Two Towers' Breaks $200 Million at Box Office

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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Lord of the Rings" sequel passed $200 million at the North American box office on Sunday, outpacing its hit predecessor, while Leonardo DiCaprio racked up two movies in the top five, led by his new release, "Catch Me If You Can" at No. 2.

    With overall business boosted by the Christmas holiday, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was the first choice of moviegoers in its second weekend. The Hobbit sequel grossed $48.9 million for the Dec. 27-29 period, according to estimates issued by its distributor, New Line Cinema.

    After 12 days, the film has tallied $200.1 million. Its 2001 predecessor, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" took an extra week to break that barrier. New Line is a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc .

    "Catch Me If You Can," a crime caper directed by Steven Spielberg, ran off with $30 million during the weekend. Since opening on Christmas Day, it has tallied $48.6 million.

    The true-life tale stars DiCaprio as a teenage con artist who scams millions of dollars while posing as an airline pilot, attorney and physician. The film was released by closely held DreamWorks SKG, in which Spielberg is a partner.

    DiCaprio was also represented by "Gangs of New York," which slipped one notch to No. 5 in its second weekend with $11.2 million. The total for director Martin Scorsese's 19th century epic rose to $30.1 million. The $100 million film was released by Miramax Films, a unit of Walt Disney Co .

    Miramax had less success with "Pinocchio," a live-action adaptation of the classic story from Italian writer-director-actor Roberto Benigni. It grossed just $1.1 million over the weekend, well out of the top 10. Miramax officials said they were disappointed, but expected the film to do better overseas and in home-video release.

    Still, the studio's limited-release bow of the musical "Chicago" scored some melodious numbers. The film, which stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere, earned $2.1 million from just 77 theaters. By contrast, "Pinocchio" was playing in 1,195 theaters. "Two Towers" and "Catch Me if You Can" were each in more than 3,100 theaters.
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    that was fast..... and wow some movies really flopped.......
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    I think TTT will outgross FOTR, because I believe LOTR has gained an even bigger audience after FOTR hit video stores.

    Star Trek sure did bomb.
    Whatcha Gonna Do!?

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    Originally posted by Hulkster

    Star Trek sure did bomb.

    ... to the joy of many...

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    That's a cool statistic.
    Thanks...
    I agree Start Trek bombed....a pity.

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    Originally posted by drunkenGuru
    ... to the joy of many...
    The joy of meeeee.:butt:

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    Cool 200$+

    Here is the current standings....

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