'Revolutions,' 'Elf,' 'Love' look to boost fall B.O.

NOVEMBER:

THE NEW SUMMER?

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Having posted two of the top all-time opening weekends thanks to the

"Harry Potter" franchise, November is a frame to be reckoned

with at the B.O., nearly matching the average take for June over the

last five years.

AVERAGE MONTHLY B.O.*

MAY 

    648
JUNE 

    710
JULY       911
AUGUST

 

    745
NOVEMBER 

    704
*

in millions of $ for 1998-2002

BOWING
Movie Title

Engagements

The Matrix

Revolutions (WB)

3,502*
Elf (New

Line)

3,337
Love Actually

(U)

576
Billabong

Odyssey (Arenaplex)

27
In My Skin

(Wellspring) NY, LA

3
Hidden in

Plain Sight
(Seventh Art) NY, SF

1
Khachaturian

(Seventh Art) LA

1
Love Forbidden (Strand)

NY

1
Martin &

Orloff (Spit n’ Glue) NY

1
*bowed Wed.  

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of

$)

7.4

’02

thru Nov. 3

7.3

-1%

’03

thru Nov. 2

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

1. Matrix Revolutions

2. Elf

3. Scary Movie 3

4. Brother Bear

5. Radio

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.

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of November 6

Pic New date Old date
BUENA

VISTA

Teacher’s

Pet

Jan. 16 Feb. 6
Miracle Feb. 6 Jan. 30
The

Ladykillers

March 26  
Home

on the Range

April 2  
The

Village

Summer TBA
MGM/UA
Michael

Bay’s Amityville Horror

Sept. 3  
PALM

PICTURES

The

Legend of Leigh Bowery

Nov. 28  
Reconstruction May 28  
Red

indicates new entry

Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource
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