Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 3, 2002

FIVE-DAY CHAMPS

Starting today, “Men in Black II” will seek to outdo previous five-day openers. Will Smith’s summer turns “Independence Day” and the first “Men in Black” still rank among the top long-stretch bows.

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 5-day take*

 The Phantom Menace (1999)  

  106

Independence Day&nbsp(1996)  

  96**

Men in Black (1997) &nbsp

  84**

Jurassic Park 3&nbsp(2001) &nbsp

  81

Toy Story 2 (1999) &nbsp

  80
Lord of the Rings&nbsp(2001)  

  75

  *in millions of $      *includes previews

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Men in Black II (Sony)* 3,557
Like Mike (Fox)*
2,410
The Powerpuff Girls (WB) 2,340
Group (Artistic License) NY
1
Lan Yu (Strand) NY 1
Me Without You (IDP) NY
1
Read My Lips (Magnolia) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
3.7


’01
(thru July 1)

4.4
+20%

’02
(thru June 30)

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1. Men in Black II

2. Mr. Deeds

3. Like Mike

4. Lilo & Stitch

5. Minority Report

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of July 2
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New date
Old date
DREAMWORKS
Old School
1st quarter 2003
September 27
NEW LINE
Knockaround Guys
October 11
October 18
About Schmidt
December 25
November 8
Untitled Vin Diesel
January 10, 2003
How to Deal
February 14, 2003
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
December 17, 2003
PALM PICTURES
Sex and Lucia
July 12
The Last Minute
August 16
UNIVERSAL
The Emperor’s Club
September 27
WARNER BROS.
Eight Legged Freaks
July 17
July 19
Welcome to Collinwood
October 4
September 13
White Oleander
October 11
October 4
Red indicates new entry                            All dates 2002 unless noted
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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