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

Weekend of October 5, 2001
Natl  Film Title                       Weekend Gross
Rank  LDS/Mormon Filmmaker or Actor    Total Gross   Theaters Days
----  ------------------------------   -------        -----   ----
5     Joy Ride (NEW)                    4,905,863      2,522     3
      Paul Walker (2nd billed star)    14,730,633

27    The Fast and the Furious            192,290        253   108
      Paul Walker (top billed star)   144,067,620

44    Soul Survivors                       70,103        218    31
      Eliza Dushku (3rd billed star)    3,049,279

48    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure     64,173         10   241
      Scott Swofford (producer)         4,027,130
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)
      Sam Cardon (composer)
      Stephen L. Johnson (film editor)

52    China: The Panda Adventure           61,263         19    73
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)        976,407

60    Bubble Boy                           35,024         75    45
      Ken Daurio (screenwriter)         4,976,472
      Cinco Paul (screenwriter)

70    Galapagos                            20,255          6   710
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     11,574,989

82    Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man     11,142          9   521
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)     12,627,353

94    Island of the Sharks                  5,501          3   892
      Alan Williams (composer)         10,056,894

112   All Access                            1,682          7   185
      Reed Smoot (cinematographer)        907,784

NEW THIS WEEK: "Joy Ride" opened this week in an impressive 5th place nationwide. The movie's 2nd billed star is Latter-day Saint actor Paul Walker, hot off his starring role in the summer's box office smash hit "The Fast and the Furious."

And "The Fast and the Furious" was still doing so well (after over 100 days in release) that it was ranked 27th nationwide. This put Paul Walker in the unusual position of being featured in both the 1st and 2nd ranked movies on THIS LIST of movies by LDS filmmakers and actors.

DENZEL RESPECTS MORMONS: "Training Day" (starring Denzel Washington as a crooked cop) opened in the Number One spot this week, grossing $22.5 million. Although this movie doesn't feature any Latter-day Saints stars and didn't have any LDS filmmakers in key roles, it is worth noting that in it Denzel calls his partner (Ethan Hawke) a "Mormon" when he (Ethan) refuses to use illegal drugs.