HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 8, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets July 7, 2005 | 05:37PM PT New releases shooting for 'Fantastic' post-Fourth sesh Variety Staff FIREWORKS AFTER THE FOURTH Wide releases bowing after the July 4th frame have boasted long legs in the past several years as much of the summer’s competition has already played out. Pic (Year) B.O. generated after opening weekend * Pirates of the Caribbean (’03) 85% American Pie (’99) 82% Road to Perdition (’02) 79% Cats & Dogs (”01) 77% Scary Movie (’00) 73% *Pics released post-Independence Day weekend . BOWING Movie Title Engagements Fantastic Four (20th) 3,602 Dark Water (BV) 2,657 Cronicas (Palm) NY, LA 9 Murderball (ThinkFilm) NY, LA 8 The Beautiful Country (Sony Classics) NY, LA 6 Saraband (Sony Classics) LA, NY 4 Steve + Sky (Lifesize) NY 1 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 4.7 ’04 (thru July 5) 4.3 -18% ’05 (thru July 4) 1. Fantastic Four 2. War of the Worlds 3. Batman Begins 4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 5. Dark Water AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from act ivity 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 7 Movie Title New date Old date DREAMWORKS Match Point Dec. 25 FADER FILMS On the Outs July 13 MAGNOLIA FILMS Pulse Nov. Aug. 19 Nine Lives Sept. PICTUREHOUSE Ushpizin Oct. 19 Oct. 14 Mongol Nov. ’06 undated TELEVISA CINE Matando Cabos Aug. 26 7 dias Sept. 23 La ultima noche Oct. 21 Ladies Night Nov. 11 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 12:39AM PT Aamir Khan's 'PK' Scores at… 2 TV 10:02PM PT 'Homeland' Finale Recap… 3 TV 9:31PM PT 'Homeland's' Low-Key Finale… 4 TV 8:08PM PT 'The Affair' Finale Signals… 5 Digital 7:35PM PT China Arrests Thousands in… 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.