HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>January 10, 2003 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets January 9, 2003 | 08:50PM PT Variety Staff NEW YEAR’S HANGOVER As January auds flock to Oscar fare, frosh pics run the risk of falling through the ice at the B.O. Below are some of January’s most notorious misfires over the past 10 years. Pic B.O. Open Final Fierce Creatures 1997 3.8 9.4 Firestorm 1998 3.8 8.2 Imposter 2002 3.0 6.2 Gloria 1999 2.1 4.2 Isn’t She Great 2000 1.4 3.0 *Domestic B.O. in millions of $ for wide releases BOWING Movie Title Engagements Just Married (Fox) 2,764 Blue Collar Comedy Tour (WB) 50 The Quiet American (Miramax) LA, NY 7 The Son (New Yorker) NY 2 The Slaughter Rule (Cowboy) NY 1 EXPANDING 25th Hour (BV) 5 – 490 Adaptation (Sony) 109 – 560 Narc (Par) 6 – 800 Antowne Fisher (Fox) 192 – 1,006 FINAL ANNUAL COMPARISON (in billions of $) 8.1 ’01 9.3+15% ’02 valign=top> 1. Catch Me if You Can 2. The Two Towers 3. Just Married 4. Two Weeks Notice 5. Antwone Fisher 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 January 9 Pic New date Old date FOX Phone Booth March 21 The Sin Eater TBA January 17 MGM Madison TBA January 31 Barbershop 2 November 21 MIRAMAX A View From the Top March 21 January 24 NEW LINE When Harry Met Lloyd: Dumb and Dumberer* June 13 July 18 PARAMOUNT The Hunted March 14 February 28 Against the Ropes TBA March 14 SONY In the Cut 3rd qtr. Radio October 3 September 26 13 Going on 30 1st qtr. 2004 December Red indicates new entry *Also title change Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 3:23PM PT ’24’ Alum Kim Raver to Star 2 Film 1:42PM PT Weinstein Co. Buys Michael 3 TV 12:28PM PT ‘Scrubs’ Alum Sarah Chalke to 4 Film 11:31AM PT First Look: Eddie Redmayne in 5 Film 10:42AM PT New 'Alien' Won't Undo 'Alien 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.