Gibson attacks box office

Mar 04, 2002 by Ian Evans

Mel Gibson’s We Were Soldiers, a film about the first big US battle of the Vietnam War, took over the top spot of the weekend box office with a take of $20.2 million.

40 Days and 40 Nights, which describes how long it felt to sit through Josh Hartnett’s previous film Pearl Harbor managed a 2nd place finish with $12.1 million. Denzel Washington’s John Q. took in another $8.5 million, bringing its three week total to $51.2 million.