Weekend Box Office Preview
September 28, 2001

AUTUMN THRILLS

Fox releases “Don’t Say a Word ” today in a historically strong season for thrillers. Fall 1999 set a record for the genre thanks to “Double Jeopardy” and carryover from “The Sixth Sense.”
Number of thrillers    Total domestic B.O.*

 1996 – 14

 105

 1997 – 18

 250

 1998 – 12

 10
 1999 – 15  298

 2000 – 11

  94
*in millions of $    

Bowing
Movie Title Engagements
Don’t Say A Word (FOX)

2,802
Zoolander (Paramount)

2,507

Hearts in Atlantis (Warner Bros.)

1,751
Extreme Days (Providence)

352

Shadow Glories (Hamzeh Mystique) 46*
Dinner Rush(Access)
44
Born Romantic (MGM) 7
Va Savoir (SPC) NY 3
Won’t Anybody Listen (7th Art) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,359


’00
(thru Sept 24)

5,860
+9%


’01
(thru Sept 23)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As

of Sept. 20

Pic
New date

Old date

BLUE STEEL

Kids World
October 19
September 28
DREAMWORKS

The Last Castle
October 19
October 12
The Road to Perdition
January 11
Spring 2002
FIRST RUN
The Fluffer
November 16

FOX
Unfaithful
May 10

IDP DISTRIBUTION

Better than Sex
October 26
October 12
MIRAMAX
My Voyage to Italy October 19
Undisputed November 9 TBA
Kate and Leopold December 21 February 8
SONY

The Panic Room January 25 February 1
The Sweetest Thing
March 8

March 22

Red indicates new entry    
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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