Weekend Box Office Preview
November 02, 2001

MOUSE (CLICK) HOUSE

Starting with the 1995 launch of “Toy Story,” computer animation has dominated Disney’s animation take. Total CGI opening weekends rival those of its traditional toons, and today’s “Monsters, Inc.” bow will put CGI in the lead.


CGI’S SHARE OF DISNEY TOON OPENINGS AT THE B.O.

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Monsters, Inc. (Buena Vista.) 3,237
Domestic Disturbance (Paramount)
2,910
The One(Sony) 2.894
Man Who Wasn’t There (USA) Wed. bow
39
Tape (Lions Gate) 7
Amelie (Miramax) NY, LA

3
Happenstance(Lot 47) NY 2
The Annihilation of Fish(Regent) LA 1
Everything Put Together (American Cinematheque/Vitagraph) LA 1

Punks (Urbanworld) LA
*estimate

1
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,870


’00
(thru Oct. 29)

6,401
+9%

’01
(thru Oct. 28)

1. Monsters, Inc.

2. The One

3. Dom. Disturbance

4. K-PAX

5. Thir13en Ghosts

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 1
Pic
New date
Old date
MIRAMAX
Behind the Sun Dec. 12 Nov. 30
Birthday Girl Feb. 1 Feb. 22
Waking Up in Reno Feb. 22 1st qtr. ’02
40 Days and 40 Nights March 1 Feb. 1
A View From the Top April 19 April
Prozac Nation May 10  
Cinema Paradiso (dir. cut) May 17 May
Importance of Being Earnest May 31 June
Rabbit – Proof Fence June 21  
Buffalo Soldiers July 12  
The Warrior July 26  
Duplex Aug. 16  
Naqoyqatsi Oct.  
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Nov. 22 ’02  
Chicago
Nov. 7
SONY
Black Hawk Down Dec. 28 March 1
The Panic Room March 1 Jan. 25
The Chambermaid Dec. ’02  
Gigli TBA Nov. ’02
WARNER BROS.
Insomnia May 24 3rd qtr. ’02
Red indicates new entry    
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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