Weekend Box Office Preview
September 21, 2001

Weekend Box Office Preview

DIVA DEBUTS

Female pop singers’ first pics have had a hard time tuning up at the B.O.-except for Whitney Houston in 1992’s “The Bodyguard.” Starting today, Fox hopes Mariah Carey can turn “Glitter” into gold.
Pic (distrib, year) Total domestic B.O.*

 The Bodyguard (WB, ’92)
Whitney Houston

 122

The Rose (Fox, ’79)
Bette Midler

  29

Poetic Justice(Col, ’93)
Janet Jackson

 28
Desperately Seeking Susan
(Orion, ’85)
Madonna
  27

Ride With the Devil (USA, ’99)

Jewel

  0.6
*in millions of $    

Bowing
Movie Title Engagements
Glitter (FOX)

1,200
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (8X)

314

Go Tigers! (IFC)

LA

59
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Vitagraph)

6

Liam (Lions Gate) 7
In Search of Peace, Part One (7th Art) NY
2
Rocky Road (Rocky Road) NY 1
Children Under Ground (Cinemax) NY (Bowed Wednesday) 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,280


’00
(thru Sept 17)

5,782
+10%


’01
(thru Sept 16)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As

of Sept. 20

Pic
New date

Old date

ARTISAN

Novocaine
Nov. 16
Oct. 26
BUENA VISTA

Bad Company
Summer
Dec. ’01
DREAMWORKS
The Tuxedo
June 7

March 22
MGM
Born Romantic
Sept. 28

NEW LINE

I

Am Sam

Dec. 28
All About the Benjamins Jan. 11 Jan. 18
Austin Powers in Goldmember July 26  
PARAMOUNT CLASSICS
My First Mister Oct. 12 Nov. 2
Focus Oct. 19 Oct. 12
Sidewalks of New York Nov. 21 TBA
USA FILMS

The Man Who Wasn’t There Oct. 31 Nov. 2
Gosford Park
Dec. 26

Dec. 21

WARNER BROS.

Charlotte Gray Dec. 28 1st qtr. ’02
Red indicates new entry    
                           Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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