HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 15, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets July 14, 2005 | 07:04PM PT Warner betting auds will be sweet on PG 'Chocolate' Variety Staff GENERAL AUDS SET THEIR LIMITS Warner Bros.’ ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is hoping to change the fate of PG-rated bows in July. PGs haven’t set an opening record for the month since 1999. Pic (Year) Domestic B.O.* Runaway Bride (’99) 35 Spy Kids 3-D (’03) 33 Inspector Gadget (’99) 22 Cats and Dogs (’01) 22 Contact (’97) 21 *in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (WB) 3,770 Wedding Crashers (New Line) 2,925 Happy Endings (Lions Gate) 52 The Warrior (Miramax) LA, NY 4 Memories of Murder (Palm) NY 1 On the Outs (Fader) NY* 1 The Reception (Srand) NY 1 Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Shadow) NY* 1 *Bowed Wed YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 4.9 ’04 (thru July 11) 4.5 -8% ’05 (thru July 10) =109 align=center class=content> 1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2. Wedding Crashers 3. Fantastic Four 4. War of the Worlds 5. Batman Begins 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 July 14 Movie Title New date Old date FOX The Sentinel April 21 FOX SEARCHLIGHT Night Watch 4th qtr. July 29 NEW LINE Domino Oct. 14 Aug. 19 UNIVERSAL Jarhead Nov. 4 Nov. 11 WARNER INDEPENDENT March of the Penguins (exp) Aug. 5 Everything is Illuminated Sept. 23 Good Night, And, Good Luck Oct. 7 May Paradise Now Oct. 28 Oct. 14 Looking For Comedy in the… Jan. 20 Duck Season March Untitled Douglas McGrath Sept. ’06 Sept. ’05 Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 10:49PM PT Film Review: 'Traces of… 2 Film 8:47PM PT Disney Enters Awards Race… 3 Film 8:45PM PT Listen to Jennifer Lawrence… 4 Film 12:59PM PT Watch: First Trailer for… 5 Film 12:15PM PT 'Guardians' Director James… Variety Jobs Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs MLB Network, Secaucus, New Jersey Professor of the Business of Media John Paul the Great Catholic University, Escondido, California Assistant Professor Screenwriting Cal State U Fullerton, Fullerton, California Assistant Professor - Production (Film) Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York Vice President - Business Development Fork Films LLC, New York, New York 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.