HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 22, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets July 21, 2005 | 05:27PM PT 2005: The year they make remakes Variety Staff 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 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 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 Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 12:01PM PT How Obama Took Sony's Crisis… 2 Film 9:52AM PT Obama Calls Sony Hack 'Cyber… 3 Film 8:04AM PT Box Office: 'The Hobbit'… 4 Film 4:20AM PT Sony Hacking Spells… 5 TV 12:46AM PT Dr. Evil Returns on 'SNL' to… Variety Jobs Assistant Professor, Film University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Film Department Full-Time Faculty Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida Business Affairs Executive MRC, Beverly Hills, California Department Head, Cinema & Television Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Director, Marketing Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California 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.