Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 21:46:19 MDT reports,

> Warner Bros. claimed the number one spot with A.I. which grossed an
> estimated $30.1M from 3,242 theaters. Starring Haley Joel Osment as a
> robotic child longing to be more human, the PG-13 film averaged a hearty
> $9,295 per location. A.I.'s opening weekend performance nearly matched the
> $30.6M debut of Spielberg's last film - 1998's Saving Private Ryan. With
> a budget estimated to be roughly $100M, A.I. was originally developed
> by the late Stanley Kubrick.
> Adult couples made up most of the audience for A.I. according to studio
> data. Ticket sales were almost equally split between men and women and
> an extraordinarily high 80% were of age 25 or over. "It's a great start
> and with the upcoming holiday giving the box office a shot in the arm, we
> should play well for weeks to come," remarked Dan Fellman, distribution
> president for Warner Bros. Saturday grosses increased a decent 11% over
> Friday though moviegoers polled by CinemaScore gave the futuristic saga
> a C+ grade.

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