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July 6, 2001

SUMMER’S STRIDE TO A BILLION
Last weekend the summer’s B.O. hit its first billion in a record 37 days tying the record set in 1999.
Year Number of Days
2001 37 Days
1999 37 Days
2000 39 Days
1998 46 Days
1997 49 Days

OPENINGS

Title Engagements
Scary Movie 2 (Miramax) Bowed Wednesday

3,220

Cats & Dogs (Warner Bros.) Bowed Wednesday

3,040

Kiss of the Dragon (Fox)

2.025

Jump Tomorrow (IFC)
9

Lost and Delirious (Lions gate)
7

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (SPC) LA/NY
4

YEAR TO DATE*

(in millions of $)
3,452

’00
(thru July 2)

3,716

’01
(thu July 1)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of July 5

Title
New date

Old date

IDP

Greenfingers
July 27

July 13

Innocence
Aug. 17

Aug.10l
Tortilla Soup
Aug. 24

Aug. 3.

MGM

Rollerball
1st qtr. ’02

Aug.173

MIRAMAX
Heaven
Dec. 7

Sept.14

NEW LINE

Knockaround Guys
Fall ’01

Aug. 31

Life as a House
Fall ’01

All About the Benjamins
Jan. 18

John Q Feb. 15 Nov. 2
Blade 2: Bloodhunt Mar. 22  
Cheaters May Sept. 14
Simone TBD Oct. 12
SONY

The New Guy
Nov. 16

Nov. 21

Master of Diguise
1st qtr. ’02

XXX
Summer ’02

Man of War 4th quarter ’02 Summer ’02

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