The year 2000 in film involved some significant events.
The top grosser worldwide was Mission: Impossible II. Domestically in North America, Gladiator won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe).
There were also several popular action films, including X-Men and Shanghai Noon. In the comedy realm, there was Me, Myself & Irene and Meet the Parents.
Although a box office disappointment when originally released, DreamWorks Animation's The Road to El Dorado, based on the Hugh Thomas novel, Conquest, Montezuma, Cortés and the Fall of Old Mexico, earned second place behind Erin Brockovich.
Disney's Dinosaur was the most expensive film that year and a box-office success. Cast Away was also a success at the box office, earning over $429,632,142 worldwide in ticket receipts.
Coyote Ugly opened at #4 in North American box office making $17.3 million in its opening weekend behind Space Cowboys, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Hollow Man.
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“Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into mans ken now are but poor- mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliché-shouting publicity agents.
Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance,
Ignorance bringing them nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to God.”
—Sean OCasey (18841964)