Weekend Box Office Preview
July 26, 2002

FUNNY

FRANCHISES

“Austin Powers: Goldmember” hopes to up its B.O. mojo

among summer’s top comedy franchises. However, in terms of pure

comedies sans special effects, “Austin” follows “Crocodile

Dundee.”

  No. of pics Total

domestic B.O.*

Home Alone &nbsp3       490
Beverly Hills Cop &nbsp3      431
Rush Hour &nbsp2     367
Ghostbusters &nbsp2      351
Crocodile Dundee &nbsp3      310
Austin Powers &nbsp2      259

*in

millions of $    

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Austin Powers

in Goldmember (New Line) bowed Thurs.

3,613

The Country Bears (BV)

2,553

Who is Cletis

Tout? (Par Classics)

18
Happy Times

(Sony Pictures Classics)

6

The Kid

Stays in the Picture

(Focus) NY, LA

4
I’m Trying

to Break Your Heart

(Cowboy.) NY

1

YEAR

TO DATE*

(in

billions of $)

4.4

’01

(thru July 22)

5.1

+16%

’02

(thru July 21)

1. Austin Powers…

2. Road to Perdition

3. Stuart Little 2

4. Men in Black II

5. K-19

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 25*

Pic
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Moonlight Mile Sept. 27 Sept. 13
The

25th Hour**

Dec. 25  
FOX

The

Transporter

Sept. 13 Sept. 20
MIRAMAX

Only

the Strong Survive

2nd qtr. ’03  
The

Touch

Aug. ’03  
The

Darkness

TBA 1st qtr. ’03
SONY

Formula 51 Oct. 18 Oct. 25
Mona

Lisa Smile

July 11 ’03 July 25 ’03
Two

Cops

Aug. 1 ’03 July 11 ’03
Swat Aug. 8 ’03 Summer ’03
Untitled

Tennis Movie

Fall ’03 Summer ’03
UNIVERSAL

The Emperor’s

Club

Nov. 22 Sept. 27
WARNER BROS.

Femme

Fatale

Nov. 8  
Red

indicates new entry        **film

goes wide on Jan. 10, 2003

*All dates 2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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