Weekend Box Office Preview
September 7, 2001

Weekend Box Office Preview

AUTUMN PICS PILE UP
The number of wide releases (600+ engagements) for the fall dried up last year, primarily on account of the Summer Olympics, World Series and Presidential Election. However, this year they’re expected to be at the five-year high.

31

24

32

27

36*

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
*est.

OPENINGS
Movie Title Engagements
Rock Star (Warner Bros.) 2,525
The Musketeer (Universal)
2,434
Two Can Play That Game (Sony) 1,297
Soul Survivor (Artisan)
601
L.I.E. (Lot 47) 13
Our Lady of the Assassins (Paramount Classics) NY, LA, SF
4
Vengo (Cowboy) NY 2
Bound: Behind the Velvet Rope (Artistic License) NY
1
Djomeh (New Yorker) NY 1
The Iron Ladies (Strand) NY
1
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,131


2000
(thru Sept. 3)

5,605
+9%

2001
(thru Sept. 3)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of September 6, 2001
Movie Title
New date
Old date
8X ENTERTAINMENT
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
September 21
ARROW RELEASING
Dog Run
October 12
September
The Curse
October 26
Maelstrom
November
October
ATTITUDE FILMS
A Matter of Taste
August 31

LIONS GATE
The Cat’s Meow
December 14
November
Monster’s Ball
December 26
December

MIRAMAX
Iron Monkey
October 5
September 14
Texas Rangers
November 30
1st quarter 2002
How To Survive a Hotel Room Fire
March 8, 2002
Paramount
Domestic Disturbance
November 2
SONY CLASSICS
The Devil’s Backbone
November 21
Dark Blue World
December 28
Beijing Bicycle
January 11, 2002
February 15, 2002
Nine Queens
March 1, 2002
January 11, 2002
Pauline and Paulette
March 15, 2002
December 28
Red indicates new entry                             Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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