HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMarch 22, 2002 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets March 22, 2002 | 12:51PM PT Variety Staff SPRINGTIME FOR SEQUELS photos/charts/preview_sequels.jpg width=”468″ height=”100″ align=”middle”>New Line is ushering in "Blade II" at an unorthodox time for sequels, which haven’t historically scored in March and April. HIGHEST OPENINGS FOR MARCH/APRIL SEQUELS Opening B.O. * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 March 1991 20 The Naked Gun 33 1/3 March 1994 13 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 March 1993 12 Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas April 2000 11 D2: The Mighty Ducks March 1994 10 *in millions of $ since 1990 BOWING Movie Title Engagements E.T. 20th Anni. Re-release (U) 3,010 Blade 2 (New Line) 2,707 Sorority Boys (BV) 1,801 Stolen Summer (Miramax) (est.) 15 Margarita Happy Hour (Passport) NY 1 Very Annie-Mary (Empire) Boston 1 Jim Brown: All-American (Bazan Ent.) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE* (in millions of $) 1,554 ’01 (thru Mar. 18) 1,686+9% ’02(thru Mar. 17) 1. E.T.2. Ice Age 3. Blade 2 4. Resident Evil 5. Showtime 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 March 21* Pic New date Old date BUENA VISTA Young Black Stallion TBA Fall MGM Deuces Wild May 3 April 26 MIRAMAX Cinema Paradisco (Dir. Cut) June 7 May 17 King Fu Soccer First Quarter ’03 April 5 PARAMOUNT Lucky Break April 19 April 26 SONY Love and a Bullet July 14 May 31 Formula 51 September 6 August 23 Half Past Dead Fall September 6 National Security January 17 ’03 August UNIVERSAL Blue Crush July 12 WARNER BROS. FearDotCom Fall May 10 The Matrix Reloaded May 23 ’03 Terminator 3 July 2 ’03 Red indicates new entry *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 Film 3:25PM PT Republicans Urge Theaters to… 2 Film 11:51AM PT Sony Hackers Taunt FBI… 3 TV 11:27AM PT Watch: 'Bates Motel'… 4 Film 10:00AM PT The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure… 5 Digital 9:14AM PT Sony Hack: 'The Interview'… Variety Jobs Assistant Professor, Film University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Film Department Full-Time Faculty Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida Business Affairs Executive MRC, Beverly Hills, California Department Head, Cinema & Television Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Director, Marketing Entertainment One, 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.