'Mr. & Mrs.' can mean B.O. poison

THE GAME OF LOVE

‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ is the latest in a history of films starring real-life couples. A recent sampling showcases some of the highs — and some of the way-down lows.

Pic/Starring couple
B.O.*

Scooby-Doo (’02) Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

153

Vanilla Sky (’01) Tom Cruise & Penelope Cruz

101
Me, Myself & Irene (’00) Jim Carrey & Renee Zellweger
91
Bounce (’00) Ben Affleck & Gwenyth Paltrow
37

Proof of Life (’00) Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan

33

Gigli (’03) Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
6
  *in

millions of $  

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (20th) 3,424
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

(Miramax)

2,655

The Honeymooners (Par) 1,912
High Tension (Lions Gate) 1,323
Parineeta (UTV) 50
Howl’s Moving Castle (Bv) 36
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Fine Line) 6
Pure (Indican) NY, LA, Toronto 3
5×2 (ThinkFilm) NY 2
McLibel (Cinema Libre) SF 1
The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (Guide Co./Arrival Pictures) LA 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
3.7

thru June 6

 

3.4

-8%

thru June 5

1. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2. Madagascar

3. Revenge of the Sith

4. The Longest Yard

5. …Sharkboy and Lavagirl

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of June 9
Movie Title
New date
Old date

FOCUS FEATURES
The Ice Harvest
Nov. 23
Nov. 4

FOX SEARCHLIGHT
The Ringer

Oct. 23

Undated
PARAMOUNT
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Nov. 11 Undated
Mission: Impossible 3
May 5
Summer ’06

SONY PICTURES
The Pink Panther

Feb. 10

Aug. 5

THINKFILM
The Last Mogul

June 24

WARNER BROS.
Slither Jan. 6  
The Inside Man March 24  
Accepted April 21  
The Fast and the Furious 3
June 16 ’06
*New entries in red

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