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Last year the total weekend B.O. following the Thanksgiving holiday frame posted its smallest drop since 1998. This weekend’s lone wide release is WB’s "Analyze That."

POST-THANKSGIVING DROP *
1997

1998

1999

2000

2001


-54%


-45%

-50%

-50%


-41%

*between the weekend after Thanksgiving day and the following weekend.

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Analyze That(WB) 2,635
Empire (U)
864
Equilibrium
(Miramax)
300
Adaptation.
(Sony)
7
My Kingdom
(First Look) NY
1
Massoud, the Afghan*
(New York Film) NY
1
Blackboards
(Leisure)NY
1
*bowed Wednesday

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
7.3


’01
(thru Dec. 2)

8.2
+12%


’02
(thru Dec. 1)

1. Analyze That
2. Harry Potter

3. Die Another Day

4. Santa Clause 2

5. Treasure Planet

AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office.

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Dec. 5
Movie Title
New date
Old date
DREAMWORKS
Sharkslayer November 5, 2004  
FIRST LOOK
The Jimmy Show
December 13
Hypnotic
January 31
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
Bend It Like Beckham
March 12
April 2
The Good Thief
April 16
March 12
NEW YORKER
The Son
January 10
UNIVERSAL
Intolerable Cruelty
October 10
Summer
Untitled John Hamburg Project
TBA
October 10
WELLSPRING
Russian Ark
December 13
Marooned in Iraq April 11  
Friday Night April 25  
Madame Sata July 11  

Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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