Independence Day B.O. going to 'War'

TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW
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‘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
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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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