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October 31, 2003

'Scary' continues to thrill auds as 'Alien' enters.

SCARED

SILLY

Horror-thrillers and comedies are two genres that have competed closely

for autumn auds, the latter having the upper hand with $290 million

this year – 46% more than horror-thrillers. Today, Dimension’s “Scary

Movie 3″ vies to hold the top spot at the B.O.


HORROR-THRILLERS VS.

COMEDY AT THE FALL B.O.*

1998  

125


160

1999  

350


140

2000  

170


340

2001  

230


225

2002  

351


319

*in millions of $ for post-Labor Day – pre-Thanksgiving

play period.

Horror-ThrillersComedy

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Alien: The

Director’s Cut (20th)

347*
The Human Stain (Miramax)

160

Die Mommie

Die (Sundance)

10
Shattered Glass

(Lions Gate) NY, LA

8

Eyes Without

a Face (re)
(Rialto) NY, LA, Chi

3
Girlhood

(Wellspring) NY

3
Suspended

Animation

(First Run) NY, LA, Chi

3
EXPANDING

Brother Bear (BV) 2-3,030**
In the Cut (Screen Gems/Sony)

6-825

*bows Wed. **Goes wide on Saturday

YEAR

TO DATE

(in billions of

$)

7.2

’02

(thru Oct. 27)

7.1

-1%

’03

(thru Oct. 26)

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

1. Scary Movie 3

2. Brother Bear

3. Texas Chainsaw…

4. Mystic River

5. Radio

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of October 30

Pic
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

The Alamo April Dec. 25
DREAMWORKS

Win

a Date with Tad Hamilton!

March 19  
Anchorman July 19  
MIRAMAX

Bad

Santa

Nov. 26 Dec. 25
Ella

Enchanted

April 9 April 23
NEW LINE

Laws of Attraction March 26 April 16
The

Notebook

April 30  
Untitled Mask Oct. 15 Oct. 8
After

the Sunset

Nov. 12 ’04  
SONY

Resident

Evil 2

Sept. 24  
UNIVERSAL

Two Brothers July 9 April 2
WARNER BROS.

Chasing Liberty Jan. 9 Jan. 7
Red indicates new entry    

 

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