To say Scott Rudin is elated by what's going on with his movie is to understate things considerably. "I'm in awe," says the producer, whose movie. "The Addams Family," happens to have topped $70 million at the box office in 2 1/2 weeks -- and happens to have become the year's pop-cult hit.
"It was seen by 11 million people in its first 10 days of release," reports Rudin. "There are kids coming out of the theaters, buying another ticket and going right back in. . . .
"It's really just tapped into something. The subversiveness of it, the black-is-white logic of it. . . . And yet, in the end, it's a very comfortable movie. [The Addamses] are a loving, healthy family."