HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview December 3, 2004 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk December 2, 2004 | 05:25PM PT H'wood going easy on weekend releases In a slow weekend with only a handful of openers, Sony’s adult-themed drama ‘Closer,’ featuring Natalie Portman and Clive Owen, is looking to get close to some big B.O. numbers. BOWING Movie Title Engagements Closer (Sony) 476 I Am David (Lions Gate) 226 House of Flying Daggers (Sony Classics) NY, LA 15 After Midnight (Avatar Films) NY 2 Conspiracy of Silence (Watch Releasing) NY 1 Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (ThinkFilm) NY 1 Jesus, You Know (Leisure Time Features) NY 1 The Aryan Couple (Fame, Inc) NY 1 This Girl’s Life (Miracle Mile Films) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 8.1 ’03 thru Nov. 30 8.3 +2% ’04 thru Nov. 28 1. National Treasure 2. The Incredibles 3. Christmas With the Kranks 4. The Polar Express 5. Alexander 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 Dec. 2 Pic New date Old date FOX Rebound April 15 March 25 Walk the Line Nov. 18 April 22 KATHI ARTS Shwass Dec. 10 MIRAMAX The Aviator Dec. 25 NEW LINE King’s Ransom March 11 TBA NEW YORKER Lost Embrace Jan. 28 Jan. 21 SONY Are We There Yet? Jan. 21 Jan. 28 The Cave April 8 March 11 Underworld 2 Dec. 9, ’05 Nov. 23 Memoirs of a Geisha Dec. ’05 TBA The Da Vinci Code May 19, ’06 WB Million Dollar Baby Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Miss Congeniality 2 March 25 March 18 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Sept. 23 Oct. 14 Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 TV Bill Nye Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Monday’s Solar Eclipse TV MSNBC Tops Cable in Total Viewers for First Time Ever TV Netflix’s ‘The Defenders’ Set for Binge-Viewing Record 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.