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Summer foreign film B.O., release dates, changes

SUMMER SUBTITLES

“Il Postino” remains an anomaly among foreign-lingo summer pics, having generated the most B.O. since 1966’s French import “A Man and a Woman.” Miramax hopes the Gallic romantic comedy “Jet Lag” takes off with auds and plays well beyond the season.

ALL-TIME FOREIGN-LINGO SUMMER PICS
Pic (year)    Final B.O.*
Il Postino (’94)   21.8 

A Man and a Woman (’66)    14.3
8 1/2 (’63)

 

 10.4
My Life as a Dog (’85)    10.1
Red Violin(’99)    9.5
Shall We Dance? (’97)    9.5
 

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Rugrats Go Wild (Par) 3,041
Hollywood Homicide (Sony)

2,840

Dumb and Dumberer (New Line)

2,609

Manito

(Film Movement)

7

The Heart of Me (ThinkFilm) NY

11
No Turning Back (Innovation) LA
4

Nazi Officer’s Wife (7th Arts) NY

2

Jet Lag (Miramax) LA, NY
2

Tycoon (New Yorker) NY

2

The Hard Word (Lions Gate) NY

1

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
3.8

’02
(thru June 9)

3.6
-6%

’03
(thru June 8)

 

1. Finding Nemo
2. 2 Fast 2 Furious
3. Hollywood Homicide
4. Rugrats Go Wild
5. Dumb and Dumberer

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of June 12
Movie Title
New date
Old date
FIRST LOOK

Don’t Tempt Me Aug. 22 Aug.
Hypnotic Sept. 19 TBA
FOX
Robots
March 11 ’05
PALM PICTURES

Stoked: The Rise and Fall…
Aug. 22

The Flower of Evil
Oct.

How to Draw a Bunny
1st qtr. ’04

Springtime in a Small Town
1st qtr. ’04

Noi Albinoi
1st qtr. ’04

PARAMOUNT

Mission: Impossible 3
TBA

May 21 ’04

SONY

The Missing
Dec. 10

Jan. 16 ’04

Hellboy
May 28 ’04

UNIVERSAL

Two Brothers
April 2 ’04

Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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