Weekend Box Office Preview

SCARLET SUMMER LETTER

Few R-rated films open spectacularly in the summer and even fewer are comedies. This weekend, Universal’s “American Pie 2” takes aim at last year’s record bow of “Scary Movie.”

  Opening B.O.*
Scary Movie (Dimension,’00)  $42
Air Force One (Sony,’97)  $37
Lethal Weapon 4 (WB,’98)  $34
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (Par,’87)  $33**
The Firm (par,’93)  $32**
  *in millions of $      **4-day gross

OPENINGS
Movie Title Engagements
American Pie 2 (U) 3,058
Osmosis Jones (WB)
2,305
The Others (Miramax)
1,678
Spy Kids (Dimension)
1,676
Session 9 (USA) LA,NY,Boston
30
An American Rhapsody (Par Classics) LA,NY
7
The Deep End (Fox Searchlight) LA,NY
6
The Turandot Project (Zeitgeist) NY
2
All Over the Guy (Lions Gate) NY
1
EXPANDING
Apocalypse Now Redux (Miramax) 2-19
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
4,534


2000
(thru Aug. 6)

4,856
+7%

2001
(thru Aug. 5)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Aug. 9, 2001
Movie Title
New date
Old date
ARTISAN
Soul Survivors
September 7
September 14
DREAMWORKS
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
August 24
August 17
KEYSTONE
Dancing at the Blue Iguana October 19 October 12
FOX
Glitter September 21 August 31
MIRAMAX
The Iron Monkey (re)
September 14
January 4
Zu Warriors (re)
January 4
NEW LINE
Life as a House
October 26
Fall
Knockaround Guys
TBA
Fall
SONY
The 51st State
3rd Qtr. 2002
Summer 2002
Once upon a Time in Mexico Fall 2002
Punchdrunk Love
Fall 2002
Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights
4nd Qtr. 2002
Bold indicates new entry
                                              Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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