'Bug' Scare at the Movies

Disney and Pixar’s computer-animated “A Bug’s Life” proved irresistible to moviegoers for a second straight week, racking up $17.4 million in ticket sales as the No. 1 movie of the weekend. It was followed by the color remake of “Psycho,” which made $10.5 million, according to estimates. The Will Smith thriller “Enemy of the State” collected $9.5 million for third place, followed by “The Rugrats Movie” with $8 million and Adam Sandler’s “The Waterboy” with $6.6 million.

  • “Psycho” offered a rare bit of good news for beleaguered Universal Studios. A year of flops contributed to a recent management shakeup, and its two big-ticket films, “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Meet Joe Black,” continue to do poorly. (Both cost about $100 million to make and market.) They were tied for last weekend’s sixth place with $2.4 million each. “Pig” has eked out a mere $11.4 million after two weeks, while “Joe Black” has amassed $39.2 million after a month.
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