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

Weekend of August 3, 2001
Natl  Film Title                       Weekend Gross
Rank  LDS/Mormon Filmmaker or Actor    Total Gross   Theaters Days
----  ------------------------------   -------        -----   ----
11    The Fast and the Furious          2,130,305      1,620    45
      Paul Walker (top billed star)   136,973,655

39    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure     63,113          8   178
      Scott Swofford (producer)         3,132,117
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)
      Sam Cardon (composer)
      Stephen L. Johnson (film editor)

48    Galapagos                            42,522          6   647
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     11,033,314

49    Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man     41,727         12   458
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     12,008,323

54    China: The Panda Adventure           29,681          3    10
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)        417,533

68    Island of the Sharks                 13,268          4   829
      Alan Williams (composer)          9,858,744

77    All Access                            8,646         13   122
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)        800,672

Disney's G-rated live action feature "The Princess Diaries" debuted this week with a surprising 3rd place ($22.9 million) ranking on the nationwide box office chart. None of the key filmmakers or stars of "The Princess Diaries" are Latter-day Saints, but the movie's top-billed star is Anne Hathaway, who is known to LDS audiences as the 2nd billed star of Mitch Davis's upcoming feature film "The Other Side of Heaven." In "Heaven," Anne plays a young Jean Sabine, the girlfriend that Elder John H. Groberg leaves behind when he goes on his mission to Tonga. The actress actually made "The Other Side of Heaven" BEFORE she filmed "The Princess Diaries," but the release of "Heaven" was delayed when it became clear that "The Princess Diaries" would make her a huge star, hopefully bringing some cross-over audience appeal to "Heaven."