HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMay 14, 2004 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets May 13, 2004 | 09:16PM PT WB's 'Troy' muscles into theaters as 'Helsing' faces sophomore downtick Variety Staff FROM TOPPER TO DROPPER photos/charts/preview_vanhelsingspider.jpg” vspace=”0″ hspace=”0″> Universal hopes “Van Helsing’s” second weekend downtick is on par with “Spider-Man’s” – not the precipitous sophomore drops of other May tentpoles. MAY SECOND-WEEKEND DROPS* Pic (Year) % Drop X2 (’03) 53 Matrix Reloaded (’03) 50 Mummy Returns (’01) 50 The Mummy (’99) 43 Deep Impact (’98) 43 Spider-Man (’02) 38 *excludes Memorial Day bows, which experience sharp drops due to the four-day vs. three-day weekend comparison BOWING Movie Title Engagements Troy (WB) 3,411 Breakin’ All the Rules (Sony/Screen Gems) 1,318 A Day Without a Mexican (Televisa) 55 Carandiru (Sony Classics) LA, NY 6 Coffee and Cigarettes (MGM) 5 A Slipping Down Life (Lions Gate) 5 With All Deliberate Speed (Camera Planet/Discovery) 5 American Reunion (Filmmates) 5 Strayed (Wellspring) NY 2 After Freedom (Vitagraph) LA 2 Springtime in a Small Town (Palm) NY 2 The Last Place on Earth (Panorama) 1 The 24th Day (Screen Media) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 2.6 ’03 (thru May 11) 2.8 +8% ’04 (thru May 9) 1. Troy 2. Van Helsing 3. Mean Girls 4. Breakin’ All… 5. Man on Fire 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 13 Movie Title New date Old date FOX SEARCHLIGHT I Heart Huckabees Oct. 15 Kinsey Nov. 12 MAGNOLIA Control Room May 21 PALM Last Life in the Universe Aug. 6 Sept. 3 Reconstruction Sept. 10 July 14 UNIVERSAL Synergy (exclusive bow) Dec. 29 Synergy (wide bow) Jan. 14 WELLSPRING Seducing Doctor Lewis June 25 July 2 Nathalie 1st qtr. ’05 Sept. Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 4:02PM PT Jennifer Lawrence, Chris… 2 TV 1:35PM PT Watch: Showtime Releases… 3 TV 12:51PM PT 'Saved by the Bell' Actor… 4 Film 12:49PM PT Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's… 5 Film 12:38PM PT Who's on the Bubble in Oscar… Variety Jobs Film Department Full-Time Faculty Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida Film Department Full-Time Faculty Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida Business Affairs Executive MRC, Beverly Hills, California Department Head, Cinema & Television Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Director, Marketing Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California 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.