HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewApril 2, 2004 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety 0 Share This Article Email LinkedIn Pin It Tumblr April 1, 2004 | 09:38PM PT 'Hellboy' bow faces stiff competish for record SUMMER SUPERHEROES SET STANDARD Last year’s “Daredevil” is the top comicbook pic opener outside summer, with a four day take of $45 million. But Sony-Revolution’s “Hellboy” is gunning for the king of all comicbook bows: “Spider-Man.” TOP OPENINGS FOR COMICBOOK PICS Pic (Year) Domestic B.O.* Spiderman (’02) 115 X2 (’03) 86 The Hulk (’03) 62 X-Men (’00) 54 Batman Forever (’95) 53 *in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements Home on the Range (BV) 3,047 Hellboy (Sony) 3,028 Walking Tall (MGM/UA) 2,836 The Prince and Me (Par) 2,682 The United States of Leland (Par Classics) 14 Shaolin Soccer (Miramax) 6 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter …and Spring (Sony Classics) 6 Son Fare (Strand) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 1.8 ’03 (thru Mar. 30) 1.9 +6% ’04 (thru Mar. 28) 1. Hellboy 2. Scooby-Doo 2 3. Walking Tall 4. Home on the Range 5. Passion of the Christ 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 April 1 Movie Title New date Old date FIRST RUN FEATURES S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death… May 19 Deserted Station June 11 Bright Leaves Aug. 25 FOX X-Men 3 May 5 ’06 FOX SEARCHLIGHT The Clearing July 2 May 21 SONY Spider-Man 2 June 30 July 2 Spider-Man 3 May 4 ’07 WARNER BROS. Miss Congeniality 2 March 18 ’05 Batman Begins June 17 ’05 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory July 15 ’05 WARNER INDEPENDENT Everything is Illuminated Aug. 12 ’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 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.