Weekend Box Office Preview

HUNTING

OFF-SEASON

Action pics “Collateral Damage” and “Rollerball”

face off today. No matter which one prevails this weekend, the odds

are stacked against long-term glory. Compared with summer, auds in

winter give actioners a cold reception.


ACTIONERS’ TOTAL B. O.*

1997  

674


50

1998  

502


126

1999  

165


92

2000  

526


15

2001  

602


78

*in

millions of $
SummerWinter

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Collateral

Damage (WB)

2,824
 Rollerball (MGM)

2,762

 Big

Fat Liar (U)

2,528
 Scotland, PA (Lot 47)

17

 Shiri

(IDP)

7
EXPANDING

 Monster’s

Ball (Lions Gate)

17

– 342

 In the Bedroom (Miramax)

549 – 737

 Storytelling

(Fine Line)

4

– 40

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
775

’01

(thru Feb. 4)

783

+1%

’02

(thru Feb. 3)

1. Collateral Damage

2. Rollerball

3. Big Fat Liar

4. Black Hawk Down

5. A Walk to…

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of February 7*

Pic
New date

Old date

ARTISAN

National Lampoon’s

Van Wilder

March 29 March 22
LOT 47

13 Moon Aug. 30  
Never Get outta

the Boat

Jan. 31 ’03 Aug. 9
MANHATTAN PICTURES

Enigma April 19  
In

Praise of Love

April 26  
MIRAMAX

The Importance

of Being Earnest

May 24 May 31
Tadpole July 19  
Waking up in

Reno

4th qtr. Feb. 22
The Warrior 1st qtr. ’03 July 26
SONY

The Panic Room March 29 March 8
Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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