Weekend Box Office Preview<br>September 6, 2002

FALLING UPWARD
Last year’s autumn B.O. reached an all-time high, allaying any fears that the aftermath of Sept. 11 would hurt pic receipts. Fox’s “Swimfan” and Warner Bros.’ “City by the Sea” attempt to jump-start the fall season..

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Swimfan (Fox) 2,853
City by the Sea (WB)
2,575
Snipes (Ruffnation)* bowed Wed.
6
In Praise of Love
(Manhattan) NY, LA
3
Heartbreak Hospital (Seventh Art) NY, LA
2
The Execution of Wanda Jean (Seventh Art) NY
1
These Men of Conscience (The Production Group) NY
1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
5.6


’01
(thru Sept. 3)

6.3
+12%


’02
(thru Sept. 2)

1. My Big Fat…
2. Swimfan
3. City by the Sea
4. Signs
5. XXX

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Sept. 5
Movie Title
New date
Old date
ARTISAN
Children on Their Birthdays Oct. 18 Oct. 4
LIONS GATE FILMS
Intacto
1st qtr. ’03
The Hard Word
1st qtr. ’03
House of 1,000 Corpses
March
Sweet Sixteen
April 18
Confidence
2nd qtr. ’03
Shattered Glass
3rd qtr. ’03
MGM
Bowling for Columbine
Oct. 11
Madison
Jan. 31
Legally Blonde 2…
July
MIRAMAX
Comedian
Oct. 11
Sept. 20
PARAMOUNT CLASSICS
The Way Home
Nov. 15
Savage Souls
TBA
Fall ’02
The Reckoning
TBA
Fall ’02
THINKFILM
Gerry
Feb. 7
February
20th CENTURY FOX
The Transporter
Oct. 11
Sept. 13

Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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