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A Trio of New Movies Opens Today

April 16th, 2003

This week, three new movies open midweek. Bulletproof Monk opens in wide release, and is joined in limited release by A Mighty Wind and Chasing Papi.

Bulletproof Monk is Chow Yun-Fat’s first since 2000’s critical and box office success, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But don’t expect Bulletproof Monk to match Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s success in either area. Reviews are very bad, current at a mere 22% but it will finish second to Anger Management almost by default.

The second widest opening today is for Chasing Papi, which is getting even worse reviews. In fact, not one of the 12 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes is positive. Opening is about 550 theatres, Chasing Papi will struggle to make the top ten.

The last film to open today is A Mighty Wind. The third collaboration between Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, A Mighty Wind opens in 133 theatres. Since most of the regulars are back and the reviews are excellent, currently just shy of 90%, it should do even better business than their first two collaborations, (Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman) A place in top ten isn’t assured, but it is more than deserving.

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