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October 10, 2003

TOUGH

LOVE

Mass auds have failed to fall in love with romantic comedies in October.

However, Universal is hoping the pairing of George Clooney and Catherine

Zeta-Jones in “Intolerable Cruelty” today will buck that

trend.

OCTOBER ROMANTIC COMEDY BOWS

Pic (year)       Opening

B.O.*                                 Final*

Serendipity

(’01) 

  

13   50

Brown Sugar (’01) 

  

11   27

The Story

of Us (’99)  

  

10   27

The Best Man (’99)  

  

9   34

Peggy Sue Got

Married (’86) 

  

7   41

*Domestic

B.O. in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title

Engagements

Good Boy!

(MGM)

3,225
Kill Bill,

Vol. 1 (Miramax)

3,102
Intolerable

Cruelty (U)

2,560
House of

the Dead (Artisan)

1,520
Mystic River*

(WB)

13
The Calling

(Testimony)

11
Dopamine
(Sundance Film Series)
10
Bus 174

(Thinkfilm)

2
The Flower

of Evil (Palm) NY

2
Girls Will

Be Girls (IFC) NY, LA

2
Porn Theater

(Strand) NY

1
*Bowed Wed.  

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of

$)

6.8

’02
thru Oct. 6

6.6

-3%

’03
thru Oct. 5

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

1. Kill Bill, Vol. 1

2. Intolerable Cruelty

3. School of Rock

4. Out of Time

5. The Rundown

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of October 9

Pic New date Old date
NEW

LINE

The

Lord of the Rings: The

Dec. 5  
Fellowship

of the Ring (Spec. Ed.)

   
The

Lord of the Rings: The

Dec. 12  
Two

Towers (Spec. Ed.)

   
The

Lord of the Rings: Trilogy

Dec. 16  
PATHFINDER
Blindness Nov. 21 November
THINKFILM
Wilbur

Wants to Kill Himself

Mar. 12 March
UNIVERSAL
Along

Came Polly**

(Title Change) Jan. 16
**formerly

the untitled Ben Stiller project    

Red indicates new entry                     

Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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