HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview October 17, 2003 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk October 16, 2003 | 10:38PM PT 'Bill,' 'Rock' looking for longevity SLEEPING THROUGH AUTUMN Pics such as “Kill Bill” and “School of Rock” have bowed to $20 million, begging the question: How long will those pics’ legs be given that fall wide releases make a third of their gross in their first weekend? LONGEST RUNS TO $100 MILLION FOR FALL PICS* Pic (Year) No. of weeks to $100 million Seven (’95) 33 American Beauty (’99) 29 First Wives Club (’96) 10 Remember the Titans (’00) 7 The Ring (’02) 5 *Since 1995 BOWING Movie Title Engagements Texas Chainsaw Massacre (New Line) 3,016 Runaway Jury (20th) 2,815 Veronica Guerin (BV) 472 Returner (Samuel Goldwyn) 13 Pieces of April (MGM/UA) NY,LA 6 Sylvia (Focus) NY, LA 3 Khachaturian (7th Art) NY 1 High Times’ Potluck(David Keith) NY 1 Au Hassard Balthazar(re)(Rialto) NY 1 9 Dead Gay Guys (TLA) NY 1 EXPANDING Mystic River (WB) 13-1,467 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 7.0 ’02 (thru Oct. 13) 6.8 -3% ’03 (thru Oct. 12) Note: first Jan. weekend is end of previous B.O. year. 1. Runaway Jury 2. The Texas Chainsaw… 3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 4. Mystic River 5. School of Rock 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 Oct. 16 Movie Title New date Old date DREAMWORKS Surviving Christmas Nov. 24 ’04 LIONS GATE The Cooler Nov. 26 Nov. 19 Godsend TBA 4th qtr. MIRAMAX Bad Santa Dec. 25 Nov. 21 My Baby’s Daddy* Jan. 9 1st qtr. Mindhunters Jan. 23 Jan. 9 Shaolin Soccer March 26 4th qtr. I’m Not Scared April 9 Hero April 16 Valentin May 7 2nd qtr. Zatoichi June 4 Best of Youth July 2 Internal Affairs Aug. 20 SONY Secret Window 2nd qtr. 3rd qtr. UNIVERSAL Connie and Carla April 16 Thunderbirds Aug. 6 Summer Cinderella Man Dec. 17 ’04 Meet the Fockers Dec. 22 ’04 Red indicates new entry *formerly My Baby’s Mama Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Biz Steve Bannon Out as Trump’s Chief Strategist TV Netflix’s ‘The Defenders’ Set for Binge-Viewing Record TV MSNBC Tops Cable in Total Viewers for First Time Ever TV ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Before They Were Famous (PHOTOS) Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies? Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview Emmys: As Final Voting Begins, One Last Stand for Broadcast? Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut 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.