Weekend Box Office Preview
December 3, 2004

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

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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
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