Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Maid In Manhattan’ Tops Box Office

Contributed by skiplest: Box Office Mojo reports the box office for the weekend of December 13-15, 2002. Jennifer Lopez’s new film ‘Maid in Manhattan’ debuted at #1, grossing $19 million. Other new releases such as ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ and ”Drumline’ are in the top 5. Read the results here.

Memo To Us Weekly: Stay Out Of The Review Biz

December 15, 2002 – Us Weekly had better try and make themselves more credible in the reviews department. In their latest issue, the mag rates Mariah Carey’s ‘Charmbracelet’, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘This Is Me… Then’, Whitney Houston’s ‘Just Whitney’, and Shania Twain’s ‘Up!’ all a publicist-safe 3 out of 4 stars. Meanwhile, their less-than credible movie rating department ironically gives Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Maid in Manhattan’ a 3 star “J.Lo cleans up” review, and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Tower’ a 4 star “stirring and spectacular” review, after both J.Lo and the ‘LOTR’ stars had features in the mag. Meanwhile, ‘About Schmidt’, voted best picture of 2002 on Saturday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, but not given features in the mag, was given only 2 1/2 stars, calling it “too snarky.”

Never Had A Scheme For Success

December 15, 2002 – One would think that all of Jennifer’s success came as the result of some grand scheme, but her former agent and ‘Maid in Manhattan’ producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas tells George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal that’s not the case. “I will tell you as an ex-agent, you never have a plan,” she said. “If you have a plan, you’re finished. If someone tells you they have a plan, they’re not on top.”

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