HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk May 27, 2004 | 09:03PM PT 'Tomorrow' expected to create strong currents during holiday weekend SUMMER LEGS Fox’s “The Day After Tomorrow” will be strong out of the gate, but how will its final tally compare with these other Memorial Day openers? TOP GROSSES FOR MEMORIAL DAY OPENERS Pic Total Domestic B.O.* Return of the Jedi (’83)** 309 Bruce Almighty (’03) 243 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 (’97) 229 Mission: Impossible 2 (’00) 215 Pearl Harbor (’01) 199 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (’89) 197 *in millions of $ **includes March ’97 reissue. Original “Jedi” made $267.4 million. BOWING Movie Title Engagements The Day After Tomorrow (Fox) 3,425 Raising Helen (BV) 2,717 Soul Plane (MGM) 1,566 Saved! (MGM) 20 Baadassssss! (Sony Classics) 14 The Mother (Sony Classics) 7 Bukowski: Born Into This (Magnolia) SF, LA, Boston 5 The Burial Society (Regent) 3 Wake (Echelon) NY, LA 2 The Five Obstructions (Koch Lorber) NY 1 Frankie and Johnny Are Married (IFC) LA 1 Union Square (Alliance-Atlantis) NY 1 EXPANDING Shrek 2 (D’Works) 4,163 – 4,223 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 3.08 ’03 (thru May 25) 3.13 +2% ’04 (thru May 23) 1. The Day After Tomorrow 2. Shrek 2 3. Raising Helen 4. Troy 5. Van Helsing 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 May 20 Movie Title New date Old date FOX SEARCHLIGHT The Ringer Nov. 12 Nov. 5 MIRAMAX Zatoichi July 23 July Dear Frankie Oct. 22 TBA Twin Sisters 1st qtr. ’05 Aug. 13 Best of Youth Jan. July 2 Undertaking Betty TBA July 2 NEWMARKET Donnie Darko – Director’s Cut June 2 July PARAMOUNT CLASSICS I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead June 18 Aug. 20 Mean Creek Aug. 20 Enduring Love Fall The Machinist Fall Sept. 24 SONY Aug. 6 Oct. 15 UNIVERSAL Curious George Sept. 30 ’05 Nov. 4 ’05 Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Music Taylor Swift Announces New Album ‘Reputation’ TV Hillary Clinton Calls Donald Trump a ‘Creep’ in New Book TV Salaries of TV’s Top Talent in 2017 Revealed Biz L.A. Times Masthead Massacre Capped a Month of Turmoil 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.