Weekend Box Office Preview
June 3, 2005

'Cinderella' looking for big Memorial day numbers

WEEKEND WAKES UP

Post-Memorial Day weekend — once a dormant frame for middle-grossing comedies — has exploded in recent years thanks to tentpoles like ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘Harry Potter 3.’

POST-MEMORIAL DAY TOTAL WEEKEND B.O.*

1999 

    87
2000 

    104
2001 
    127
2002 
    122
2003 
    175
2004 
    188
*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Cinderella Man (U) 2,812
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (WB) 2,583
Lords of Dogtown (Sony) 1’865
Rock School (Picture House) 32
Apres Vous (Par Classics) 3
Milwaukee, Minnesota (Tartan) 3
Or (My Treasure) (Kino) 2
Deep Blue (Miramax) 2
Caterina in the Big City (Empire) NY 2

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
3.4

’04

thru May 31

3.3

-5%

’05

thru May 30

1. Revenge of the Sith

2. Madagascar

3. Cinderella Man

4. Lords of Dogtown

5. The Longest Yard

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of June 2
Pic New date Old date
FINE LINE
The Bridge of San Luis Rey June 24  
IDP DISTRIBUTION
Lila Says June 24 July 1
ILLUMINAIRE ENTERTAINMENT
Answering the Call Sept. 11  
VITAGRAPH FILMS
The Talent Given Us June 17  
WARNER BROS.
Rumor Has It Dec. 9 Dec. 21
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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