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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>August 22, 2003

'Medallion,' 'Boss's,' and 'Marci' look to boost B.O.

$6

Billion Run

Last year, the annual B.O. hit $6 billion in mid-August, the earliest ever. To

date, this year’s total B.O. is slightly behind last year’s but shows

signs of crossing the mark by the end of the month.

Year    Approx.

no. of days to $6 Billion

2002

 

 229 
2003

 

 238*
2001    279
1999

 

 308
2000    312
 *estimated

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
The Medallion

(Sony)

2,648
My Boss’s Daughter (Miramax)

2,201

Marci X (Par)

1,200

Green

Card Fever (Net Effect)

40

The Battle of Shaker Heights (Miramax) LA,

NY

5

Thirteen

(Fox)

5

Don’t Tempt Me
(First Look) NY, Dallas

3

Tekno

Lust (Think Films) SF

2

Autumn Spring (First Look) NY

2

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
6.0

’02

(thru Aug. 18)

5.8

-3%

’03

(thru Aug. 17)

Note: first Jan.

weekend is end of previous B.O. year.

1. Freddy vs. Jason

2. S.W.A.T.

3. Freaky Friday

4. The Medallion

5. Open Range

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Aug. 21

Movie Title
New date

Old date

ARTISAN

The

Punisher

April 16  
DREAMWORKS

Sharkslayer

Oct. 1 ’04

Nov. 5 ’04

The

Wallace & Gromit Movie

Sept. 30 ’05

LIONS GATE

Wonderland
Oct. 3

Sept. 26

Shattered

Glass

Oct. 31

Oct. 17

The Cooler
Nov. 19

Nov. 14

NEW LINE

Highwaymen
Dec. 5

Dec. 3

STRAND

So

Close

Sept. 12

Love

Forbidden

Nov. 7

Fall

Blue

Gate Crossing

Nov. 21

Fall

WARNER BROS.

The Aviator

Dec. ’04

TBA

Red indicates new entry

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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