Weekend Box Office Preview

B.O.’S FRUITS OF LABOR

In 1999, B.O. for a Labor Day weekend hit an all-time high, and its leading pic, “The Sixth Sense,” also earned a record haul. None of this week’s openers seem to pose a threat to the M. Night Shyamalan pic.
Year B.O. Total weekend B.O.*
 1996 Crow 2 ** 10   90
 1997 G.I. Jane 10  97
 1998 …About Mary 11 87
 1999 The Sixth Sense 29  118
 2000 Bring It On 14  106
*in millions of $     ** opening weekend

OPENINGS
Movie Title Engagements
Jeepers Creepers (MGM / UA) 2,944
O (Lions Gate)
1,434
Funny Girl (re)(Sony Repertory) LA 3
Speedway Junky (Regent) LA
1
EXPANDING
Pearl Harbor (Buena Vista) 119 – 1,036
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Buena Vista)
126 – 780
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
4,991


2000
(thru Aug. 20)

5,447
+9%

2001
(thru Aug. 19)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of August 30, 2001
Movie Title
New date
Old date
BLUE STEEL
Kids World
September 28
October
New Adventures of Pinocchio
October
September
CODE RED
La Cienaga
October 3
Fat Girl
October 11
COWBOYS BOOKING
The Endurance: Shackleton’s…
September 21

MGM / UA
No Man’s Land
December 7
Deuces Wild
1st Qtr. 2002
September 14

NEW LINE
Bones
October 24
September 21
NEW YORKER
Ouch
October 26
September 21
SONY PICTURES
Lone Star State of Mind
March 08, 2002
2nd quarter 2002
24 Hours
2nd quarter 2002
Red indicates new entry                             Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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