HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewOctober 5, 2001 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets October 5, 2001 | 03:29AM PT Variety Staff WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW Total receipts are expected to clear $6 billion this weekend- a month ahead of 1999’s heady pace. photos/charts/blue5x5.gif” width=”467″ height=”1″ vspace=”4″ hspace=”0″> 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 Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 12:52PM PT ‘Ghostbusters’ Female Cast 2 Digital 10:36AM PT WWE Network Reaches 1 Million 3 TV 10:08AM PT Katie Holmes Joins ‘Ray 4 TV 10:00AM PT HBO Orders Musical Period 5 TV 9:30AM PT Craig Ferguson Sets Overall Variety Jobs Account Coordinator Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Executive Assistant Company Confidential, New York, New York MANAGER, SALES (Account Development) Entertainment Partners, New York City, New York Executive Director, Development, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Associate Program Director, Television Management Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.