HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview <br>January 14, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk January 13, 2005 | 05:18PM PT 'Elektra' hoping to cash in on comicbook auds COMICBOOKS GO COLD While several comicbook pics such as ‘Spider-Man’ have excelled at the box office, many have fallen short of expectations recently. With schools off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, ‘Elektra’ is aiming to avoid that fate. Opening Final B.O.* League of Extraordinary… 23 66 Hellboy 23 59 Blade: Trinity 16 51 Catwoman 17 40 The Punisher 14 34 *in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements Elektra (20th) 3,204 Racing Stripes (WB) 3,185 Coach Carter (Par) 2,524 Appleseed (Geneon) 31 Alexandra’s Project (Film Movement) 3 The Chorus (Miramax) NY, LA 2 EXPANDING In Good Company (U) 3 – 1,565 House of Flying Daggers (Sony Classics) 142 – 1,000 The Phantom of the Opera (WB) 622 – 907 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 145 ’04 thru Jan. 11 165 +14% ’05 thru Jan. 9 1. Elektra 2. Coach Carter 3. Meet the Fockers 4. Racing Stripes 5. White Noise 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 Jan. 13 Pic New date Old date BUENA VISTA Herbie: Fully Loaded June 24 June 3 Sky High July 27 TBA INNOVATION FILM GROUP Citizen Verdict March Jan. Modigliani March Dec. MAGNOLIA Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Feb. 11 Feb. NEW LINE King’s Ransom April 22 Feb. 25 NEWMARKET Daybreak Feb. 2 PARAMOUNT Sahara April 8 March 25 SONY The Lords of Dogtown June 3 June 10 Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 TV Is Megyn Kelly Done With Covering Politics? TV ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Dip in Week 3 Film ‘Princess Bride’ at 30: Rob Reiner, Robin Wright on Cult Hit TV TV Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Arrives Steve Carell’s Range Gets a Showcase With ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘Last Flag Flying’ 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) 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.