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April 15, 2005

'Amityville' haunting theaters

FRIGHT LIGHT

Springtime hasn’t been a prime time for horror pics. Nonetheless, Miramax and MGM make a go of it today with the ‘Amityville Horror’ remake.

TOP GROSSING SPRING HORROR PICS
Pic  DOMESTIC B.O.*

The Ring Two (’05)  

 72 

Dawn of the Dead (’04)  

 59
Pet Sematary (’89)   57
Final Destination (’00)    53
Resident Evil (’02)    40
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
The Amityville Horror MGM/Dimension) 3,323
State Property 2 (Lions Gate)*

202

Down and Derby (Innovation)

58

The Year of the Yao (Fine Line)
12

Palindromes (Wellspring)*

NY,LA

7

A Wake in Providence (Indican)
5

House of D (Lions Gate) NY, LA 2
15 (Picture This) NY 1
Double Dare ( Balcony) SF 1
It’s All Gone Pete Tong (Matson) NY 1
Perlasca (Castle Hill) NY

2

*bowed Wed.

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
2.2

’04

(thru April 11)

2.1

-5%

’05

(thru April 10)

 

1. The Amityville Horror

2. Sahara

3. Sin City

4. Fever Pitch

5. Guess Who

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DATES AND CHANGES

As

of April 14

Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Antarctica Feb. 17  
The Santa Clause 3 Nov. 3 ’06  
FOX

Eragon
June 16 ’06

FOCUS

Cry Wolf
Aug. 5

Aug. 26

NEWMARKET

Last Days July 22  
A Cock and Bull Story
Oct. 14

The Notorious Bettie Page
March 10

SONY

The Cave Aug. 26 Aug. 19
Underworld: Evolution  

Dec. 2

Dec. 9

The Grudge 2
Oct. 20 ’06

UNIVERSAL

The Land of the Dead June 24 Oct. 21
Doom
Oct. 21

Aug. 5

WARNER BROS.

Dominations…
May 20

Red indicates new entry 

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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