20 years later, 'Bring It On' still gets the cheers
August 26, 2020
No one expected "Bring It On" to win its opening weekend. The Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union teen cheerleading comedy was facing off against a $60 million Wesley Snipes action film. But on the weekend of August 25, 2000 the $10 million pic about the Rancho Carne Toros and the East Compton Clovers skyrocketed to No. 1 and stayed there for two weeks.
"Bring It On" has been defying expectations since the beginning, when it was still called "Cheer Fever" and getting first-time screenwriter Jessica Bendinger nothing but "no's" from the studios (27 in total).
Not only was it a hit of its tim...