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July 25, 2003

Follow-ups battle at the B.O.

A correction was made to this chart on July 27, 2003.

SUMMER SEQUEL SCORECARD

Thanks to “Star Wars,” Fox leads the pack insummer sequel

grosses since ’99. Follow-ups to “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”

and “Spy Kids” launch today.


Distribs ranked by total summer sequel B.O.* (1999-2003)

Distrib  Summer

sequel B.O.* (1999-2003)

Fox

 

 1.07

bil  

Universal

 

 776
New Line   671
Warner

Bros.  

 447
Sony    419
Par

 

 372
Miramax    201
 *In millions of $, except as noted,

for sequels released during the summer frame

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Spy Kids 3D:

Game Over (Miramax)

3,500**
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

(Par)

3,222

Seabiscuit (U)

1,987
Lucia,

Lucia (Fox Searchlight)

49

Mondays in the Sun (Lions Gate) LA,NY
7

Buffalo

Soldiers (Miramax)

6**
Masked and Anonymous (SPC) LA, NY
4

Camp

(IFC) LA, NY

3
**estimate

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
5.1

’02

(thru July 14)

4.9

-4%

’03

(thru July 13)

Note: first Jan.

weekend is end of previous B.O. year.

1. Tomb Raider 2

2. Pirates of the…

3. Bad Boys II

4. Seabiscuit

5. Spy Kids 3D

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 25

Movie Title
New date
Old date

ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT
House of the Dead Oct. 12 Sept. 12
Eulogy March ’04 Oct. 17
NEW YORKER
Taking Sides

Sept. 5

Aug. 22

To

Be and to Have

Sept. 26
Sept. 19

PATHFINDER PICTURES
Loco

Love

Aug. 15
June 13

PREMIERE GROUP
Kart Racer
Sept. 26
Aug. 15

Red indicates new entry

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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