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    'Smith' takes out rivals

    By Brian Fuson
    20th Century Fox's release of Regency Enterprise's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" had quite the impact at theaters this weekend as audiences put the hit on the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie starrer with a stunning $51.1 million in estimated receipts -- far more than what was expected heading into the frame.

    The sterling debut of the Doug Liman-helmed "Smith" was easily enough for the top spot and proved a personal best for Pitt and Jolie as well as the director. The PG-13 action-adventure comedy, about a couple of trained assassins who are married to each other, topped Pitt's previous high of $46.9 million from Warner Bros. Pictures' "Troy," and bested Jolie's $47.7 million debut of Paramount's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."

    As a result of the outstanding boxoffice generated by "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" and now "Mrs. & Mrs. Smith," Fox has vaulted to the top spot in the North American market-share race with more than $700 million in its coffers for the year-to-date.
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  • #2
    I saw it on Friday... and I liked it; very entertaining. Doug Liman is a great director. Just compare the far superior "Bourne Identity" to "Bourne Supremacy" for a great illustration. And if you've never seen "Go!" buy the DVD! (I would say rent it, but you can buy it for like $5 and it's worth owning).



    • #3
      Glad you liked the film, they skipping around the Fox lot today! And they still have the Fantastic 4 to come. GO is a really movie as well, a close friend of mine's best friend is Bill Fichtner, one of the stars of the film. He loved working with Doug Liman.
      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


      • #4
        We enjoyed it as well- I was a little confused by some of the plot points, but decided not to think about it too hard. I was very entertained.
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        • #5
          My friend was most confused by the Los Angeles County signs easily visible during the multi-car "New York" freeway chase scene!
          Better to just eat the popcorn & enjoy!
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