From Hero to Zero

Aug 31, 2004 by Ian Evans

Final figures for the weekend had the martial-arts epic Hero in the top spot. The Chinese-language film took in just over $18 million in its first weekend. Meanwhile, the poorly-reviewed python flick, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, took the second spot with a weekend haul of $12.8 Million.

In its second week, the comedy Without a Paddle managed to add another $8.5 million to its box office, while The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement was close behind with $8 million. Exorcist: The Beginning rounded out the top five with $7 million.

Paramount’s opener this weekend , Suspect Zero, had a poor showing, with a tenth spot opening of $3.4 million.