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November 30, 2001

HOLIDAY HANGOVER
Total B.O. for the weekend following Thanksgiving has dropped sharply in the past several years. Today, Fox’s “Behind Enemy Lines” and Miramax’s “Texas Rangers” try to distract moviegoers from their holiday shopping.
  TOTAL WEEKEND B.O.     Thanksgiving wknd Wknd after 
2001  $152 million
$76* million
-50%
2000  $177 million
$89 million
-50%
1999  $160 million
$81 million
-49%
1998 

$133 million
$73 million

-45%
* estimated

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Behind Enemy Lines (Fox) 2,768
 Texas Rangers (Miramax)

402
 ABCD (Eros) 40
 The Affair of the Necklace (WB)

18
 Porn Star: Legend of Ron  Jeremy(Maelstrom) NY 2
 Bay of Angels (re)(Winstar) NY 1
 The Independent (Arrow) NY 1
 The Last Wave (re)(Cowboy) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
6.6


’00
(thru Nov. 26)

7.1
+9%


’01
(thru Nov. 25)

1. Harry Potter …
2. Behind Enemy Lines
3. Spy Game
4. Monsters, Inc.
5. Life as a House

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 29*
Pic
New date
Old date
LIONS GATE

State Property Jan. 18 Dec. 7 2001
The Rules of Attraction April  
Lovely and Amazing April
Max 4th quarter  
MGM
Bond 20 Nov. 22
SONY CLASSICS
Last Orders Dec. 7, 2001 Feb. 15
SONY

Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights Nov. 27 4th quarter
UNIVERSAL

Big Fat Liar Feb. 8 Feb.
WARNER BROS.

Juwanna Mann May 10 1st quarter
Eight Legged Freaks Aug. 30 2nd Quarter
Ecks vs. Sever Sept. 13 Aug. 30
Red indicates new entry    
*all dates 2002 unless noted
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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