HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewApril 22, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk April 21, 2005 | 06:05PM PT 'Hustle' hoping for 'Hidden' B.O. numbers ASIAN IMPORTS Sony Classics is hoping Stephen Chow’s ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ kicks up the same breakout B.O. coin as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ ‘Hustle’ has generated $65 million overseas. TOP ASIAN ACTIONERS AT THE DOMESTIC B.O.* Pic B.O. Open Final Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 1 128 Hero (’04) 18 54 Rumble in the Bronx (’96) 10 32 Supercop (’96) 16 16 Jackie Chan’s First Strike (’97) 6 15 *Figures in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements The Interpreter (U) 2,758 A Lot Like Love (BV) 2,502 King’s Ransom (New Line) 1,508 Madison (MGM) 93 The Game of Their Lives (IFC) 64 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia) LA, NY, Houston 3 The Man Who Copied (TLA) NY 1 Music From the Inside Out (Emerging) Phil. 1 EXPANDING Kung Fu Hustle (Sony Classics) 7 – 2,500 YEAR-TO-DATE (in billions of $) 2.4 ’04 (through April 13) 2.2 -8% ’05 (through April 14) 1. The Interpreter 2. A Lot Like Love 3. The Amityville Horror 4. Sahara 5. Fever Pitch 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 April 21 Pic New date Old date DREAMWORKS Dreamer: Inspired by a True… Oct. 21 Fall LIONS GATE Dying For Dolly Nov. 23 4th qtr. MGM Basic Instinct 2 March 10 Casino Royale Nov. 17 ’06 Nov. ’06 MIRAMAX Twin Sisters May 6 2nd qtr. SONY Little Man Aug. 11 ’06 SONY CLASSICS The Beautiful Country July 8 May 13 THINKFILM Tell Them Who You Are May 20 The Aristocrats July 29 Red indicates new entry Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Biz NFL Players Weigh in on National Anthem Protests Film Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made Today TV Luke Bryan Joins Katy Perry as ‘American Idol’ Judge Film Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ Unseats ‘It’ From No. 1 Oscars: Predicting This Year’s Best Picture Landscape Are You Ready for the Most Exciting Oscar Race in Years? Dan Gilroy Returns to Toronto With Denzel Washington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ (EXCLUSIVE) ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival: Complete List of Winners 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.