Weekend Box Office Preview<br>Dec. 2, 2005

B.O. in post-Thanksgiving 'Flux'

FRAME GOES A FOUL

The weekend after the Thanksgiving frame is often a notorious time at the box office. ‘Aeon Flux’ is this session’s only wide opener.

B.O. drop for post-Thanksgiving weekend*

1990 1995 2000 2004

-30%

-41%

-50%

-46%

 

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Aeon Flux (Par) 2,608
First Descent (U)
243
The Kid & I (Slow Hand) 50
Apalharam (Kria)
20
Home Delivery (Eros) 15
Mr. Ya Miss (Kria)
10

Be here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Palm) NY, Seattle 2
Transamerica (Weinstein Co.) NY, LA 2
The Boys of Baraka (ThinkFilms) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
8.3

’04

(thru Nov. 28)

7.8

-6%

’05

(thru Nov. 27 )

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1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. Aeon Flux

3. Walk the Line

4. Yours, Mine & Ours

5. Chicken Little

These are the top 5 most requested films from activity on Moviefone’s Web site and requests from callers. The top five has historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office.
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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Dec. 1
Pic
New date
Old date
FOX
April 7
PARAMOUNT
Failure to Launch
Feb. 10
March 3
SLOW HAND
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Jan. 20
Illusion
Feb. 17
SONY
Memoirs of a Geisha* Dec. 23  
Basic Instinct 2 March 31 March 10
Rocky Balboa Feb 9 ’07  
TELEVISA CINE
Seven Days
TBA
Dec. 2
THE WEINSTEN CO.
Lucky Number Slevin
March 31
UTV
Bluff Master
Dec. 16
Red indicates new entry, *expansion
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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