Weekend Box Office Preview
April 4, 2003

INGENUE OUTINGS

Today, Amanda Bynes hopes to best the previous romantic debuts of other teenage starlets with Warner Bros.’ “What A Girl Wants.”

Pic (year)/actress        Opening

B.O.*          Final cume*

The Princess Diaries (’01)
Anne Hathaway  
 23   108
She’s All That (’99)
Rachel Leigh Cook  
 16  47
A Walk to Remember (’02)
Mandy Moore  
 12

 41

Clueless (’95)
Alicia Silverstone  
 11

 57

10 Things I Hate. . . (’99)
Julia Stiles

 

 8  38
Drive Me Crazy (’99)
Melissa Joan Hart  
 7

 17

 
  *in millions of dollars

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
What a Girl Wants (WB) 2,964
Phone Booth (Fox)
2,481
A Man Apart (New Line)
2,459
Dysfunktional Family
(Miramax)
602

Cowboy Bebop
(Goldwyn/IDP)
19

The Guys
(Focus)
15
Levity

(SPC) NY, LA

10

The Good Thief
(Fox Searchlight)
6
Cet Amour La
(New Yorker) NY
2
The Man Without a Past

(SPC) NY

2
Fellini: I’m a Born Liar

(First Look) NY

1
Waiting for Happiness

(New Yorker) NY

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
2.0

’02

(thru March 31)

1.8
-10%

’03
(thru March 30)

1. What a Girl Wants

2. Phone Booth

3. Head of State

4. Bringing Down . . .

5. Basic

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of April 3
Pic
New Date
Old Date
EROS ENTERTAINMENT
1+1=11
March 28
 
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
The Dancer Upstairs
May 2
April 30

28 Days Later
June 27
June 13

Garage Days
July 18
June 27

Le Divorce
Aug. 8
July 16

The Cannibal’s Daughter
Fall
 

The Clearing
Fall
 

MIRAMAX
My Baby’s Mama
Oct. 24
3rd qtr.

The Human Stain
Nov. 21
4th qtr.
The Great Raid
Feb. 13, ’04
4th qtr.
J.M. Barrie’s Neverland
2nd qtr., ’04
Fall
SONY CLASSICS
Broken Wings
Aug. 15
 
Once Upon a Time in Midlands
Aug. 29
Aug. 15
My Life Without Me
Sept. 19
 
The Company
Dec. 25
 
TRILLION ENTERTAINMENT
New Suit
May 2
 
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Wrong Turn
May 30
 

Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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