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Release Date: December 13, 2002

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On the surface, the background for Drumline would make it seem that it was yet another of the products of grand integrated multimedia companies. The star of Drumline is Nick Cannon, who has made his reputation as Nickelodeon personality. The only catch is that Drumline is being made by Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox. Other recognizable cast members include Orlando Jones and Zoe Saldana (Crossroads, Center Stage).

Drumline refers to the drumming section of a marching band. The plot of the movie has Cannon's character as a street drummer from Harlem trying to get acclimated at Southern University. One imagines that the standard fish-out-of-water scenario will be attempted, with romance and hilarity ensuing. One can also hope (or dread, depending on one's tastes) for some sequences attempting to do justice to the abilities and routines of top-level marching bands.

On the marketing side of things, Fox did see fit to send out a set of Drumline drum sticks in promo packs for its summer movie. (Calvin Trager/BOP)

Vital statistics for Drumline
Main Cast Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones
Supporting Cast Leonard Roberts, Gregory Qaiyum, Earl Poitier, Candace Carey, Shay Ruondtree, Omar J. Dorsey, Miguel Gaetan
Director Charles Stone III
Screenwriter Tina F Chism, Shawn Schepps
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Drumline
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Save the Last Dance 1/12/0123.44 25.01 2230 10511.00 10790.1 90.17 96.23 3.28
Time Machine, The 3/8/0222.50 23.39 2944 7609.00 7609.0 56.68 58.93 2.52
Bring it On 8/25/0017.36 19.42 2380 7294.00 7848.8 68.25 76.35 3.93
Crossroads 2/15/0217.01 17.68 2380 7149.00 7149.0 37.19 38.66 2.19
Evolution 6/8/0113.41 14.31 2611 5135.00 5271.3 38.31 40.88 2.86
Replacements, The 8/11/0011.04 12.35 2754 4009.00 4314.0 44.32 49.58 4.01
Double Take 1/12/0110.01 10.68 1631 6137.00 6299.9 29.82 31.82 2.54
Center Stage 5/12/004.60 5.14 1506 3054.00 3286.3 17.14 19.17 3.73
Get Over It 3/9/014.13 4.40 1742 2373.00 2436.0 11.50 12.27 2.78



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