Back in late March, when Paramount released “The Lost City,” starring
the movie looked like a cute enough rom-com adventure movie in the vein of “Romancing the Stone” and “The Jewel of the Nile.
Those two mid-80s movies brought together
, the latter playing a romance novelist similar to Bullock’s character.
The Lost City” opened #1 with $30.4 million and then proceeded to be one of the nicer box office surprises of the year, remaining in the top 10 for nine weeks
As of Friday, the movie has now grossed $100 million with quite an amazing run in the top 10
The comparisons to the Douglas-Turner ’80s adventure movies were made quite frequently as critics generally seemed to like the movie to the tune of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes,
The success of the movie may not have been that much of a surprise for the Oscar-winning Bullock, who first crossed the $100 million mark
That was followed by three more movies to make more than $100 million: “A Time to Kill,” the animated “Prince of Egypt” and 2000’s “Miss Congeniality.”
Bullock wasn’t just going to be a superstar of the ‘90s, though. Since she was paired with
in 2009 for the rom-com “The Proposal,”
That same year, Bullock starred in “The Blind Side,” which not only grossed $256 million to become her biggest hit, but she won her first Oscar for that movie
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