A 'Sunday' Holiday

Football scored at the movies this holiday weekend, with Oliver Stone’s critically battered “Any Given Sunday” outscoring a team of other Christmas films, according to industry estimates. With a $104.1 million haul overall, box-office business was off 27% for the top 12 movies this weekend, compared with the same period last year. (At blame may be the fact that people stayed home this Christmas Eve, which fell on a Friday.) Still, the industry remains on track for a record $7.5 billion in business in 1999, up 7.2% from the previous record of $6.95 billion last year. As for the weekend score:

1. “Any Given Sunday,” $14.2 million.
2. “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” $13.8 million (opened Saturday).
3 (tie). “Stuart Little,” $12.5 million.
3 (tie). “Toy Story 2,” $12.5 million.
5. “The Green Mile,” $9.04 million.
6. “Man on the Moon,” $9 million.
7. “Bicentennial Man,” $8.3 million.
8. “Galaxy Quest,” $8.1 million (opened Saturday).
9. “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” $6.2 million.
10. “Anna and the King,” $4.7 million.

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