HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>August 22, 2003 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets August 21, 2003 | 09:17PM PT 'Medallion,' 'Boss's,' and 'Marci' look to boost B.O. Variety Staff $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 AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office. Visit Moviefone View opening films 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 Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 11:31AM PT First Look: Eddie Redmayne in 2 Film 10:42AM PT New 'Alien' Won't Undo 'Alien 3 TV 9:31AM PT Leonard Nimoy: 14 Things You 4 Film 8:24AM PT Box Office: Will Smith's 5 TV 7:59AM PT Anthony Mason, Former New Variety Jobs Director, Finance Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Hollywood Business Practices & History Instructor Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, California Director, Talent Relations Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut Publicity Coordinator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Instructor, Audio Post-Production Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.