HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 19, 2002 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets July 18, 2002 | 06:35PM PT Variety Staff 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 Hunt for Red October (’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* n=center>(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 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. Visit Moviefone View opening films 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 Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 12:17PM PT Katie Couric Pitching 2 Film 10:42AM PT Watch Vin Diesel’s Hands and 3 TV 10:30AM PT E! Orders New Kardashian 4 TV 10:30AM PT ABC Family Ramps Up 5 TV 10:00AM PT Jon Hamm Reflects on ‘Mad Variety Jobs Senior Licensing & Royalties Administrator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Directing / Cinematography Instructor The Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles CA Assistant Director of Loyalty Marketing Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York, New York Accounting Supervisor MPCA, Los Angeles, California See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.