'Nemesis' Drops Out Of Top 10By Caillan
December 31, 2002 - 2:40 AM
'Star Trek Nemesis' has fallen out of the top ten at the domestic box office, buried by several holiday blockbusters.
The tenth Trek feature was in eleventh place this past weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. 'Nemesis' grossed just over $4 million dollars, just 8.2% less than the previous weekend's takings of $4.4 million. With 2,642 theaters now showing the film, down from an opening count of 2,711, 'Nemesis' took an average of $1,534 per theatre.
Last week's takings were up-and-down, with 'Nemesis' registering its lowest one-day figures on Christmas Eve ($505,982). But the film soon recovered, managing its best weekday gross on Boxing Day, taking in just over $1.2 million. Since its release on December 13, 'Nemesis' has grossed $33.8 million, just over half the movie's estimated production budget of $60 million.
Offering journalists numerous opportunities for bad puns, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' lorded over the competition on the post-Christmas weekend, with towering takings of $48 million. 'Catch Me If You Can,' starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, couldn't keep up with the fantasy epic, raking in $30 million. Romantic comedy 'Two Weeks Notice' was third with $15.5 million, followed by Trek X's opening weekend competition, 'Maid In Manhattan,' still cleaning up with weekend takings of $12.5 million.
While swamped by the competition at the domestic box office, 'Nemesis' has yet to enter the international arena. The film will open in the United Kingdom on January 3, followed by Germany on January 16. 'Nemesis' was also set for a January 16 release in Australia, but has now been delayed until February 6. Further international premiere dates are available at StarTrek.com.
The original box office figures can be found here at Box Office Mojo.