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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>May 17, 2002

WILL “CLONES” SLICE WEB?

Among history’s top openers, “Spider-Man” repped a dramatic new high in terms of a single pic’s opening-weekend market share.

“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” is aiming for a similar stranglehold.

     Pic

 % take of opening weekend B.O.

      Spider-Man (2002)  

          70%

      The Lost World (1997)  

          61%

      Harry Potter (2001) &nbsp

          56%

      Planet of the Apes (2001) &nbsp

          44%

      Pearl Harbor (2001) &nbsp

          38%
      Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)  

          38%

 

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (20th) 3,161
About a Boy (U)

1,207

The Believer (IDP) LA, NY 4
Late Marriage (Magnolia) NY

2

Standing by Yourself (Cheapo Films) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
2.49


’01
(thru May 13)

2.95
+18%


’02

(thru May 12)

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1. Attack of the Clones

2. Spider-Man

3. About a Boy

4. Unfaithful

5. The New Guy

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of May 16
Pic
New date

Old date
FOX

Swimfan
August 16

August 9

IDP

Me Without You
July 5iv>

June 7

Little Secrets
August 23

Fall

LIONS GATE

May
1st qtr. 2003

MIRAMAX

A View From the Top
January 24, 2003

October 18

Zu Warriors
TBA

1st qtr. 2003

NEW YORKER

How I Killed My Father
August 23

Chaos
October 25

SONY

The Master of Disguise
August 2

August 16

XXX
August 9

August 2

The Tooth Fairy
December 6

UNIVERSAL

Blush Crushf
August 16

July 12

Red indicates new entry                            All dates 2002 unless noted
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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