Weekend Box Office Preview
Feb. 15, 2002

Weekend Box Office Preview

HOLIDAY

INCUMBENTS

B. O. for pics bowing over the four-day Presidents Day weekend has

historically been moderate, with “The Wedding Singer” holding

the record at $22 million. Five new releases are on this year’s ballot,

New Line’s “John Q.” being among the mix.


TOP OPENERS FOR PREXY DAY WEEKEND*

Wedding Singer

(’98)  

22

80

Down to Earth

(’01)  


20

64

Msg. in a Bottle

(’99)  


19

53

Wayne’s World

(’92)  


18

122

Absolute Power

(’97)  


17

50

*in millions of $  

Opening

B. O.Final

B. O.

GOOSED

BY OSCAR

Some of the

biggest hits of the last five years got a huge kick at the B. O. from

best pic nomination.


TOP B. O. GROSS
Titanic

(’97)  

$337

$495 (+$158)

Good Will Hunting

(’97)  


$68

$116 (+$48)

Crouching Tiger…

(’00)  


$60

$106 (+$46)

Traffic (’00)

 


$71

$108 (+$37)

Shakespeare in

Love (’98)  


$36

$73 (+$37)

All figures domestic B. O.  
in millions of $  

Pre-nom

cumeCume

by Oscar night (Increase)

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Return

to Never Land (BV)

2,605
 John Q. (New Line)

2,466

 Hart’s

War (MGM)

2,459
 Crossroads (Par)

2,380

 Super

Troopers (Fox Searchlight)

1,778
 Last Orders (Sony Classics) NY,

LA

7

 Scratch (Palm) NY

2

 The Last Man (Castle Hill) NY

1

EXPANDING

 In

the Bedroom (Miramax)

737

– 1,002

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
926

’01

(thru Feb. 11)

913

-1%

’02

(thru Feb. 10)

1. John Q.

2. Crossroads

3. …Never Land

4. Hart’s War

5. Big Fat Liar

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of February 14*

Pic
New date

Old date

DREAMWORKS

Old School Oct. 4  
FOX

Solaris Dec. 13  
Daredevil Jan. 17 ’03 Feb. 14 ’03
MGM

CQ May 24 May 3
Igby

Goes Down

Aug. 23 May 24
MIRAMAX

Baran May 3 March 1
Halloween:

The Homecoming

3rd qtr. Summer
The Darkness 1st qtr. ’03 Aug. 2
NEW LINE

Simone Aug. 16  
SONY

The Master of

Disguise

Aug. 16 May 31
Anger

Management

June 13 ’03  
WARNER BROS.

Divine

Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

June 7 July 12
Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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