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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 19, 2002

EXPLORING

A SUB GENRE

Underwater thrillers tend to have sturdy legs, but none has exceeded

$100 million domestically since “The Hunt for Red October”

in 1990. Today, Paramount/Intermedia’s “K-19: The Widowmaker”

dives in.


  Opening* 

            Final cume* 

U-571 (’00) 

20

77

Deep Blue Sea

(’99) 

19 74

Sphere (’98) 

17

37

Crimson Tide (’95) 

19

91

The&nbspHunt&nbspfor&nbspRed&nbspOctober (’90) 

17

122

  *in

millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Stuart Little

2 (Sony)

3,255

K-19: The Widowmaker (Par)

2,828

Eight Legged

Freaks (WB)*

2,530
Tadpole (Miramax)

6

What to

Do in Case…

(Sony Rep) NY, LA

3
Ayurveda:

Art of Being

(Kino Intl.) NY

1
Langrishe,

Go Down

(Castle Hill)* NY

1
EXPANDING
Road to Perdition

(Dreamworks)

1,797-2,159
*Bowed Wed.  

YEAR TO DATE*
(in

billions of $)

4.1

’01

(thru July 15)

4.9

+19%

’02

(thru July 14)

1. Stuart Little 2

2. K-19

3. Road to Perdition

4. 8 Legged Freaks

5. Men in Black II

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 18

Pic
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Moonlight Mile Sept. 13 Sept. 20
The

25th Hour

Jan. 10, ’03  
FINE LINE

Ripley’s

Game

Apr. 4, ’03 Oct. 4
MIRAMAX

Undisputed Aug. 23 Oct. 18
Comedian Aug. 30  
They 4th qtr. Aug. 23
Shaolin Soccer 1st qtr. ’03 Aug. 30
NEW LINE

Simone Aug. 23 Aug. 16
Secondhand

Lions

Nov. ’03  
SONY

Adaptation Dec. 6 4th qtr.
Punch-Drunk Love Dec. 11 4th qtr.
Tooth Fairy:

The Ghost of…†

Jan. 31 ’03 Dec. 6
The Chambermaid Dec. 13 Dec. 25
Basic Feb. 7 ’03 1st qtr. ’03
Tears of the

Sun†

March 7 ’03 1st qtr. ’03
L
il’

Pimp

March 14 ’03  
Two

Cops

July 11 ’03  
Red

indicates new entry also a title change *All dates

2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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