HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMay 7, 2004 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk May 6, 2004 | 09:31PM PT 'Van Helsing' sinks teeth into B.O. as Olsens loom COUNTERPROGRAMMING MAY-POLES Some May pics that failed to nab the No. 1 weekend spot were blessed with legs. Today, “New York Minute” vies to chip some dough off “Van Helsing’s” mega-bow. TOP MAY BOWS (that didn’t open at No. 1) Runner-up Open Total Domestic B.O.* No. 1 pic was… Notting Hill (’99) 28** 116 Phantom Menace Daddy Day Care (’03) 28 104 X2 Insomnia (’02) 26** 67 Attack of the Clones Spirit… (’02) 23** 73 Attack of the Clones Shanghai Noon (’00) 20** 57 MI2 The Italian Job (’03) 19 106 Finding Nemo * in millions of $ for pics since 1999** 4-day opening BOWING Movie Title Engagements Van Helsing (U) 3,574 New York Minute (WB) 3,006 Super Size Me (Samuel Goldwyn / Roadside) 41 The Boston Red Sox Movie (Thinkfilm) 17 A Foreign Affair (Innovation) 10 The Mudge Boy (Strand) NY, LA 4 Reeseville (Innovation) 4 Godzilla (’54 re) (Rialto) NY, San Fran. 2 Valentin (Miramax) NY, LA 2 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 2.5 ’03thru May 4 2.6+4% ’04 thru May 2 1. Van Helsing2. New York Minute3. Mean Girls4. Man on Fire5. 13 Going on 30 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 6 Pic New date Old date ARTISTIC LICENSE Virgin Aug. 13 June 18 Cooch Aug. 27 June 4 DREAMWORKS Shrek 2 May 19 May 21 FOCUS FEATURES The Motorcycle Diaries Sept. 24 Oct. 8 FOX First Daughter Nov. 19 TBA GO FISH PICTURES Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Sept. 17 MIRAMAX Shall We Dance? Oct. 15 Aug. 6 Bride and Prejudice Dec. 25 THINKFILM Primer Oct. VITAGRAPH After Freedom May 14 Ju-On: The Grudge July 23 WARNER INDEPENDENT A Scanner Darkly Sept. 16 ’05 Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Biz Steve Bannon Out as Trump’s Chief Strategist Film ‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie in Works at Disney Biz Barcelona Attack: Van Plows Into Crowd, Killing 13 Film ‘It’ Eyes Huge $50 Million-Plus Opening in Early Tracking 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? Oscars Champ A24 Launches ‘The Florida Project’ Trailer 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.