"Phantom" Film Falls From Top Ten

News   "Phantom" Film Falls From Top Ten
For the first time since its release in the United States, the film of "The Phantom of the Opera" was not among the top ten highest-grossing films of the weekend.

"Phantom" brought in slightly more than four million dollars over the weekend past, earning it the number 11 position in top-grossing films. Top honors went to Robert De Niro's "Hide and Seek," which earned $22 million at the box office. Others in the top ten include "Are We There Yet?," "Million Dollar Baby," "Coach Carter," "Meet the Fockers," "The Aviator," "Sideways," "In Good Company," "Racing Stripes" and "Assault on Precinct 13." To date "The Phantom of the Opera" has earned $38,891,000 domestically and $55,217,613 overseas for a worldwide total of $94,108,613. Its production costs are reported to be $70 million, mostly shouldered by Lloyd Webber's production company, Really Useful.

Joel Schumacher's version of the Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened nationwide Jan. 21. The film stars Gerard Butler in the title role with Emmy Rossum as Christine and Patrick Wilson as Raoul.

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