Weekend Box Office Preview
July 1, 2005

Independence Day B.O. going to 'War'

TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

‘War of the Worlds’ will try to duplicate the ‘bigness’ of ‘Spider-Man 2,’ which sent last year’s July 4th B.O. to stratospheric heights.

Independence Day weekend box office *

200


150


100

$108

$126

$120

$108

$166

$134

$132

$158

$136

$223


 

’95

’96

’97 ’98 ’99 ’00

’01 ’02

’03 ’04

  *in millions of $  

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
War of the Worlds (Par/D’Works) 3,908
Rebound (Fox)

2,464

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Wellspring) NY, LA 5
Twist of Faith (Artistic License) NY, SF

2

Undead (Lions Gate) NY, LA 2
The World (Zeitgeist) NY

1

A Decent Factory (First Run/Icarus)* NY 1
*bowed Wednesday

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
4.3

’04

(thru June 27)

4.0

-7%

’05

(thru June 26)

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1. War of the Worlds

2. Batman Begins

3. Bewitched

4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

5. Rebound

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of June 30
Pic
New date

Old date
FOX

Supercross
Aug. 19

Aug. 10

FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Bee Season
Oct. 21

Sept. 30

NEW LINE

Domino Aug. 19 Nov. 23
Just Friends
Nov. 23

Feb. 10

PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Hustle & Flow
July 22

July 13

REGENT

Margaret Cho: Assassin
Sept. 2

Hellbent Sept. Aug.
April’s Shower
Oct.

Aug.

SONY

The Gospel
Oct. 7

When a Stranger Calls
Feb. 3

Zoom
May 12

Aug. 11 ’06

Red indicates new entry                           
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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