‘Be Cool,’ the sequel to ‘Get Shorty,’ exceeded estimates from various sources with $23.5 million for the weekend. The movie’s performance is not bad when taking into its downright horrible reviews from nearly every critic in the country. This would be the third-highest opening for a film featuring The Rock, behind The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King.
Rounding out the top five were ‘Hitch,’ ‘Diary Of A Mad Black Woman’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby.’
The other new opening was something of a disaster as ‘The Jacket’ could only scoop up $2.7 million. Although the movie was on less than half the screens of the other two new films, its opening was still abysmal.