WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW
Total receipts are expected to clear $6 billion this weekend- a month ahead of 1999’s heady pace.
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SPEEDY RACE    

     2001

 279 DAYS*

     1999

 308 DAYS

     2000

 312 DAYS
     1998  332 DAYS

     1997

 360 DAYS
  *estimate   

Bowing
Movie Title Engagements
Training Day (Warner Bros.) 2,712

Serendipity (Miramax)
2,601
Joy Ride (FOX)

2,496

Max Keeble’s Big Move (BV)

2,014
The Learning Curve (Oce) 34*
Grateful Dawg (SPC) LA, SF
3
Chop Suey (Zeitgeist)NY 1

La Cienaga (Cowboy) NY, bowed Wed.
*
estimate

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,442


’00
(thru Oct. 1)

5,955
+9%

’01
(thru Sept 30)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Oct. 4
Pic
New date
Old date
DREAMWORKS
Hollywood Ending
May 3
The Ring Aug. 9  

IFC FILMS
Return of the Secaucus 7 (re)
April 12
Feb. 1

The Chateau May 3 April 5
Manic
June 14
Jan. 18
MGM
Windtalkers
June 14
Nov. 9
MIRAMAX
On the Line
Oct. 26
Oct. 19
40 Days and 40 Nights Feb. 1 Jan. 25
Undisputed Feb. 1 Nov. 9
NEW MARKET
Donnie Darko
October 26

SONY
Ali Dec. 25 Dec. 7
National Security April 12 2nd qtr. ’02
Master of Disguise May 31 1st qtr. ’02
Untitled Bruce Willis 1st qtr. ’03 4th qtr. ’02
WARNER BROS.
Heist Nov. 9 Oct. 19
Red indicates new entry    
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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