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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 29, 2005

'Sky High,' 'Stealth' both looking to soar at B.O.

YOUTH MOVEMENT

Will ‘Sky High’ fly?

Disney and its sister company Miramax have made their mark at the summer box office with family fare.

Film      B.O.
Spy Kids 3D

  33
    112
Freaky Friday

  22
    110
The Princess Diaries

  23
    108
George of the Jungle   17
 

  105
Inspector Gadget   22
 

  97
 
Red = Opening B.O., Blue = Final B.O.

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Stealth (Sony) 3,495
Sky High (BV) 2,905
Must Love Dogs (WB) 2,505
The Aristocrats (ThinkFilm) NY, LA 4
God’s Sandbox (Indican) LA 3
The Oyster Farmer (Cineguild) NY 2
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Empire) NY 1
Three Rooms of Melancholia (First Run/Icarus) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE
(in millions of $)
5.4

’04

thru July 25

5.0

-7%

’05

thru July 24

1. Wedding Crashers
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3. Stealth
4. Must Love Dogs
5. The Island

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.

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of July 28
Pic New date Old date
FOCUS FEATURES
Pride and Prejudice Nov. 18 Sept. 23
Something New Feb. 3  
Brick March 24  
On a Clear Day April 7  
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
Bee Season Nov. 4 Oct. 21
MIRAMAX
Underclassman Sept. 2 Aug. 5
PARAMOUNT
Aeon Flux Dec. 2  
SONY
Oliver Twist Sept. 23 Sept. 30
Zathura Nov. 11 Nov. 23
Rent Nov. 23  
WARNER BROS.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Sept. 16  
Poseidon May 12 May 5
THE WEINSTEIN CO.
The Matador Nov. 4 Nov. 18
Hoodwinked (wide expansion) Dec. 25  
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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