HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewJune 24, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk June 23, 2005 | 07:02PM PT Tentpole hits outnumbering B.O. misses so far this year TENTPOLES FIRM UP This year’s box office might be trailing last year’s, but the first six months of 2005 boast more tentpoles and fewer misfires. Year Number of pix 2001 8 10 2002 8 7 2003 11 7 2004 7 16 2005 10 7 Red = Pics grossing $100 mil+, Blue = Pics grossing < $20 mil BOWING Movie Title Engagements Herbie: Fully Loaded (BV)* 3,521 Bewitched (Sony) 3,174 Land of the Dead (U) 2,249 Rize (Lions Gate) 352 Peheli (Eros) 60 Yes (Sony Classics) NY, LA 7 March of the Penguins (Warner Ind.) NY, LA 4 Lila Says (Samuel Goldwyn) NY 2 Drivers Wanted (Pillen’s Farm) NY 1 Elevators to the Gallows (re) (Rialto) NY 1 The Last Mogul (ThinkFilm) LA 1 * bowed Wednesday YEAR TO DATE (in millions of $) 4.1 ’04 thru June 20 3.8 -7% ’05 thru June 19 1. Batman Begins 2. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 3. Bewitched 4. Land of the Dead 5. Herbie: Fully Loaded 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 June 23 Pic New date Old date EROS No Entry April 2 April 16 FOX SEARCHLIGHT Seperate Lives February 7 MAGNOLIA PICTURES Pulse (Kairo) Aug. 12 Nine Lives Sept. 2 Keane Sept. 9 Evil Oct. 14 Somersault Oct. 28 NEW LINE Domino Nov. 23 Nov. 4 PALM PICTURES Clean Sept. Sept. 9 The Heart is Deceitful… Nov. Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Film Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made Today Biz LeBron Slams ‘Bum’ Trump Over Steph Curry Comment Music Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dies at 68 Film Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ on Fire With $40 Million Weekend Oscars: Predicting This Year’s Best Picture Landscape Are You Ready for the Most Exciting Oscar Race in Years? Dan Gilroy Returns to Toronto With Denzel Washington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ (EXCLUSIVE) ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival: Complete List of Winners Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut 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.