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"Final Destination 2" has an uphill battle this weekend. Horror sequels in the past 10 years have never outgrossed their first chapter. Below is a list of the highest grossing Part 2s in the genre.

Title        Domestic B.O.*
Scream 2 (’97)

  101
Scream (’96)   103
I Still…Last Summer (’98)

  40
I Know…Last Summer (’97)   73
Queen of the Damned (’02)

  30
Interview…Vampire

(’94)

  105
Book of Shadows (’00)

  26
The Blair Witch … (’99)

  140
 
* in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Final Destination 2 (New Line) 2,834
The Recruit (BV) 2,376
Biker Boyz (DreamWorks) 1,766
The Guru (U) 62
The RM (HailStorm) 14
Lost in La Mancha (IFC) 8
Chaos (New Yorker) *NY 3
Kedma (Kino) NY 1
L’Chayim, Comrade Stalin (Cinema Guild) NY 1
* bowed Wednesday  

YEAR TO DATE
(in millions of $)
649


’02
thru Jan. 27

462
-29%


’03
thru Jan. 26

  Note: First Jan. wknd. is end
  of previous B.O. year.

1. The Recruit

2. Final Destination 2

3. Biker Boyz

4. Kangaroo Jack

5. Darkness Falls

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of January 30
Pic New date Old date
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
The Good Thief April 2 April 16
In America May 21 May 14
MIRAMAX
Pinocchio (Italian)* February 7  
Dysfunktional Family April 4 March 21
The Magdalene Sisters July 18  
Dirty Pretty Things August 1 April 11
Shaolin Soccer August 8 April 11
The Battle of Shaker Heights August 15  
My Boss’s Daughter** August 22 February 28
J.M. Barrie’s Neverland Fall Summer
Scary Movie 3 October 3  
The Great Raid 4th qtr.  
Jersey Girl November 7  
Mindhunters January 9, 2004 August 22
Cursed

February 13, 2004 August 8
Asterix & Obleix: Mission… TBA June
Samsara TBA July 18
The Warrior TBA May 9
SONY
Basic March 28 April 18
Identity April 25 March 14
Lil’ Pimp October 24 July 11
UNIVERSAL
Spring Break: The Movie Fall  
* Subtitled release ** also title change      Red indicates new entry

Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource
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