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Super Bowl weekend is not known as the birthplace of blockbusters,

even though last year’s total B. O. surged 47% over 2000 levels. Today,

"Slakers" and "Birthday Girl" bow amid hype for

Sunday’s game, which was pushed into February by the Sept. 11 attacks.


SUPER BOWL WEEKEND TOTAL B. O.*

1997  

65

1998   90
1999   73
2000   65
2001   97

*in

millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Slacker

(Sony)

1,893

 Birthday Girl

 (Miramax)

1,000

 A

Rumor of Angels

 (MGM/UA)

7

 Taliesin Jones

 (Impact)

7

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
646

’01

(thru Jan. 28)

649

+1%


’02

(thru Jan. 27)

1. Black Hawk Down

2. A Walk to…

3. A Beautiful Mind

4. Snow Dogs

5. …Monte Cristo

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of January 31*

Pic

New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Treasure Planet Nov. 27  

MIRAMAX

Waking up in

Reno

Feb. 22 Feb. 15
Stolen Summer March 22 March
Heaven Oct. 25 March 15
Buffalo Soldiers 1st qtr. ’03 July 19

NEW LINE

Blade 2 March 22 March 27
Jason

X

April 26  

PARAMOUNT

Lucky Break April 5 April**

SONY

The Sweetest

Thing

April 12 March 29
Mr. Deeds June 28 June 21
Highbinder Feb. ’03  

WARNER BROS.

Amadeus

(re)

April 5  
City by the Sea Sept. 6 April 26
Ecks vs. Sever Nov. 8 Nov. 1
Constantine TBA Dec. 13

Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002 unless noted

**limited release

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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