HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview <br>January 14, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets January 13, 2005 | 05:18PM PT 'Elektra' hoping to cash in on comicbook auds Variety Staff 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. photos/charts/blue5x5.gif” width=”467″ height=”1″ vspace=”4″ hspace=”0″> 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 Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 4:37AM PT Maggie Smith to Leave 2 TV 11:00PM PT ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five 3 Film 9:17PM PT Korea Box Office: 'Kingsman 4 TV 8:30PM PT Downton Abbey’ Finale Takes 5 TV 7:00PM PT ‘Walking Dead’ Q&A: Tovah Variety Jobs Director, Finance Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Hollywood Business Practices & History Instructor Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, California Director, Talent Relations Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut Publicity Coordinator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Instructor, Audio Post-Production Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii 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.