Weekend Box Office Preview
September 13, 2002

LONG HONEYMOON

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” will cross the century mark this weekend, 21 weeks after it opened. THat’s an uncommon feat in a marketplace where some pics target $100 million in a single weekend. In the recent annals of live-action sleepers, “Greek Wedding” has had the second-longest run to boffo bucks.

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Weeks to $100 Million

 Crouching Tiger…  

15

 Vanilla Sky

16

 Gone In Sixty Seconds  

17

 Sleepy Hallow

18

 My Big Fat Greek Wedding

21
 Shakespeare in Love

32

  *in millions of $  

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Stealing Harvard (Sony) 2,366
Barbershop (MGM / UA)
1,605
Igby Goes Down (MGM / UA) 10
Quitting (Sony Pictures Classics) NY, LA

5
Alias Betty (Wellspring) NY 4
Children of the Century (Empire) NY
2
Ted Bundy (First Look) NY 1
EXPANDING
One Hour Photo (Fox Searchlight) 173 – 1,177

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5.7


’01
(thru Sept. 9)

6.4
+12%


’02
(thru Sept. 8)

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2. Barbershop

3. Stealing Harvard

4. One Hour Photo

5. Swimfan

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Sept. 12
Pic
New date
Old date
FIRST LOOK
Fellini: I’m a Born Liar
April 2
LIONS GATE
The Grey Zone
Oct. 18
Oct. 11
PARAMOUNT
Extreme Ops
Nov. 22
PREMIERE GROUP
Slap Her, She’s French
Nov. 8
Sept. 20
SONY PICTURES
Darkness Falls *
n/a
Jan. 31
THINKFILM
Love in the Time of Money
Nov. 1
Oct. 8
UNIVERSAL
Bruce Almighty
May 23
Red indicates new entry                            All dates 2002 unless noted
Source: Nielsen EDI FilmSource

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