Natl Film Title Weekend Gross %B.O. Theatrs Rank LDS/Mormon Filmmaker/Star Total Gross Chnge $/Thtr Days --- --------------------------- ----------- ----- ------- ---- 28 Bugs! 107,732 -46% 31 451 stars Papilio, 8,821,342 $3,475 a Great Mormon butterfly 46 Home on the Range 50,508 -39% 153 66 Roseanne Barr (actress) 48,884,074 $330 (1st billed star) 98 The Young Black Stallion 4,855 -40% 6 165 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 6,378,129 $809 100 China: The Panda Adventure 4,206 17 1046 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 3,295,748 $247 102 Latter Days 3,604 -10% 4 129 C. Jay Cox (writer/director) 781,088 $901 LDS main characters 121 The Best Two Years 1,654 -71% 5 108 Scott S. Anderson 844,894 $331 (writer/producer/director) Michael Flynn (producer) Fred C. Danneman (executive producer) Gordon Lonsdale (cinematographer) Wynn Hougaard (editor) Michael McLean (songwriter, music supervisor) Dave Sapp (line producer/1st A.D./unit production manager) Darin Anderson (production manager) Michael L. McDonough (sound editor) Rebecca Nibley (costume designer) Actors: K.C. Clyde, Kirby Heyborne, David Nibley, Cameron Hopkin, Scott Christopher, Michael Flynn 125 Galapagos 1,579 2 1676 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 14,475,487 $789 139 Pride and Prejudice 664 1 185 Andrew Black (director) 370,420 $664 Jason Faller (producer) Kynan Griffin (co-producer) Anne K. Black (screenplay/produc. designer) Jason Faller; Katherine Swigert (screenplay) Travis Cline (cinematographer) Ben Carson (composer) Alexander Vance (editor) Actors: Ben Gourley, Hubbel Palmer, Amber Hamilton, Carmen Rasmusen 140 The Work and the Story 512 3 248 Nathan Smith Jones 16,137 $171 (writer/producer/director/star) Richard Dutcher (actor/story) Dan Merkley (actor/producer) Miriam Smith (producer) Frank Gerrish (assoc. producer, actor) Actors: Jennifer Hoskins, Eric Artell, Kirby Heyborne, Scott Christopher, Mitch English, Lincoln Hoppe, etc. Cinematographers: Ben Hurst, Tristan Whitman Film editors: Ron Ralston, Steve Hennessey, John Crossman 141 The United States of Leland 500 -6% 1 66 Ryan Gosling (actor) 342,857 $500 (2nd billed star)
THE WORK AND THE STORY RETURNS TO THEATERS - This past weekend, "The Work and the Story" hit three dollar theaters in Utah. Although it seemed to some that its theatrical run was long done, Nathan Smith Jones' film has been resurrected, at least for a short time, grossing a modest $512 over the weekend. This brings the film's total box office gross to $16,137. The DVD will go on sale beginning June 22nd. Chances are you haven't seen it. Go see it or buy the DVD. You WILL laugh.
WHERE DID MY MAILINGS GO? - It has NOT been a slow week. If it had been a slow week, we might have been able to pass on more information to you. Some of you (especially those on the regular mailing list) may have been wondering what happened to all the mailings. Well, believe it or not, occasionally we have other things to do besides dig into the goings-on in LDS film. (I know - hard to believe, huh?) This was one of those weeks. Don't worry. You'll get your daily helping of LDS film soon enough. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience when, every once in a while, life interferes with our fun.
NEWSDAY: DETAILED ARTICLE ABOUT LDS FILMMAKER'S "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" - See http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/ny-ffmov3830955jun06,0,4275001.story?coll=ny-movies-bigpix
LDS/GLBT-THEMED HBO MINISERIES "ANGELS IN AMERICA" COMES TO AUSTRALIA - See http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/02/1086058905408.html?oneclick=true