Feature Films by LDS/Mormon Filmmakers and Actors
Weekend Box Office Report (U.S. Domestic Box Office Gross)

Weekend of May 18, 2001
Natl  Film Title                Weekend Gross
Rank  LDS/Mormon Filmmaker/Star   Total Gross Theaters Days
---  ----------------------------- -----------  -----  ----
28   One Night at McCool's             144,931    231    24
     Clay as 2 LDS main characters   6,091,109

44   Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure   61,849      5   101
     Scott Swofford (producer)       1,953,173
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)
     Sam Cardon (composer)
     Stephen L. Johnson (film editor)

47   Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man   48,052     19   381
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)   10,892,392

55   Panic                              34,515     10   171
     Brent White (film editor)         581,204

60   Brigham City                       28,876     33    45
     Richard Dutcher (writer/producer  683,621
     Sam Cardon (composer)
     Actors: Wilford Brimley, Carrie Morgan
        Jon Enos, Tayva Patch, etc.

62   All Access                         27,346     32    45
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)      471,620

71   The Trumpet of the Swan            19,365    113    10
     Richard Rich (producer/director)  152,525
     Thomas J. Tobin (producer)

75   Galapagos                          12,727     11   570
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)    9,863,123

95   Island of the Sharks                5,147      6   752
     Alan Williams (composer)        9,358,921

109  Mark Twain's America 3D               818      1  1053
     Alan Williams (composer)        2,119,345

The big news in movies this weekend was that DreamWorks' computer-animated comedy fantasy film "Shrek" opened in the Number One spot nationwide, grossing over $42 million at the box office. The original producer of "Shrek" was Latter-day Saint producer John Garbett, known to local audiences as the producer of "The Other Side of Heaven." Garbett does receive a small onscreen credit as one of multiple "Los Angeles producers" (at the very end of the credits). But his work was early (very early) in the pre-production stage, back when the late Chris Farley was still slated to be the voice of Shrek. Because Garbett is not credited as one of the main producers of the final film, "Shrek" will not be listed on in the LDS Box Office Reports. (Nevertheless, it's a hilarious and extremely creative movie!)

"Shrek" wasn't the only animated feature playing in theaters this week. "The Trumpet of the Swan," produced and directed by Latter-day Saint animation director Richard Rich, played for its second and final week. The movie had been intended for video release, before getting a last-minute shot at theaters. There wasn't much of a marketing push for its theatrical release, and it had the misfortune of going up against the cutting edge and much ballyhooed "Shrek." "The Trumpet of the Swan" is actually a wonderful children's film, despite its understandably lackluster box office figures.