Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 22, 2005

2005: The year they make remakes

REMAKES REV UP

Thanks to the success of ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ coin for remakes is on a record pace. This weekend, with the ‘Bad News Bears’ redo bowing, may surpass last year’s take.

Year  
Remakes’ Domestic B.O.*

2000   307 
2001   575
2002    752
2003   522
2004   732
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Bad News Bears

(Par)

3,183
The Island (D’Works)

3,122

The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate)

1,757

Hustle & Flow (Par Classics)
1,013

Tugger (Genesis Orlando)

50

Virrudh (UTV)
37

Last Days (Picturehouse)

12

November (Sony Classics) NY, LA 8
The Edukators (IFC) NY 2
Monumental (First Run) NY 1
Nine Songs (Tartan) NY 1
EXPANDING
The March of the Penguins

(Warner Ind.)

132 – 695

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

5.2

’04

(thru July 18)

4.8

-8%

’05

(thru July 17)

1. The Island

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3. Wedding Crashers

4. Fantastic Four

5. Bad News Bears

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 21

Movie Title
New date

Old date

DREAMWORKS

The Transformers July 4 ’07 Nov. 17 ’06
FOX

Little Manhattan Sept. 30  
Stay Oct. 21 Oct. 14
INNOVATION FILM GROUP

Dirty Deeds Aug. 26 Undated
Green Street Hooligans
Sept. 9

Sept. 16

Pledge This!
TBA

nov. 4

WARNER BROS.

North Country
Oct. `4

Oct. 7

Syriana Nov. 23 Sept. 16
Rumor Has It Dec. 25 Dec. 9
Breakfast on Pluto
Aug. 4 ’06

THE WEINSTEIN CO.

Hoodwinked
Dec. 25

WELLSPRING

Good Morning, Night Oct. Undated
Unknown White Male
Oct.

Aug. 26

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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