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November 16, 2001

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With “Harry Potter” set to dominate Thanksgiving, will any other pics be able to carve out a niche? If history is any guide, leftovers can be a feast even for rivals bowing just days after a mega-grosser.
  Opening

B.O.           Final cume* 

2000 The Grinch 
(U, Nov. 17)) 
55 260
Unbreakable 
(BV, Nov. 22) 
30 95
1997 Titanic 
(Par/Fox, Dec. 19) 
28 601
As Good As…

(Sony, Dec. 23) 

13 148

2000 Cast Away 
(Fox, Dec. 22) 
40 234
Miss Congeniality 
(WB, Dec. 22) 

14

107

monolith pic in blue

*domestic B.O. in millions of $
   

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (WB) 3,672
The Wash (Lions Gate) Bowed Wednesday

749
Novocaine (Artisan) 105
The Simian Line (Gabriel) LA & NY

4
The Flutter (First Run) NY 1
Lola (Winstar) NY 1
EXPANDING
 Life as a House (New Line)
88 – 1,288

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
6,130


’00
(thru Nov. 12)

6,733
+10%


’01
(thru Nov. 11)

1. Harry Potter …
2. Monsters, Inc.
3. Shallow Hal
4. The One
5. The Wash

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 15*
Pic
New date
Old date
BUENA VISTA

The Count of Monty Cristo Feb. 1 Feb.
The Rookie March 22  
Sorority Boys March Spring
Frank McKlusky C.I. April  
Bad Company June 7 Summer
Lilo and Stitch June 21  
Reign of Fire July 12  
The Country Bears July 26  
Signs Aug. 2  
FOX
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist Jan. 18 Feb. 15
Super Troopers Feb. 15 March 1
High Crimes April 5  
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones May 16  
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
The Banger Sisters Aug. 2 Spring
SONY

XXX Aug. 2 July 26
UNIVERSAL

A Beautiful Mind Dec. 21 ’01 Dec. 25 ’01
Dragonfly Feb. 22  
Red indicates new entry    
*all dates 2002 unless noted
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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