HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMarch 18, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk March 17, 2005 | 04:56PM PT 'Ring' franchise looking for repeat B.O. numbers SCARE TACTICS DreamWorks turns its 2002 sleeper ‘Ring’ into a franchise today. A look at some of the most successful horror-thriller brands of all time: TOP HORROR-THRILLER FRANCHISES Jaws (4 pix) 404* Hannibal Lecter (3) 389 The Exorcist (4) 331 Friday the 13th (11)† 317 Nightmare on Elm Street (8)† 307 †’Freddy v. Jason’ counted under both ‘Friday’ and ‘Nightmare’ franchises *in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements The Ring Two (D’Works) 3,332 Ice Princess (BV) 2,501 Steamboy (Triumph) 39 The Helix…Loaded (Romar) 10 Melinda and Melinda (Fox Searchlight) NY 1 Mil;k and Honey (Wellspring) NY 1 The Rider Named Death (Kino) NY 1 Schizo (Picture This) NY 1 Sixteen Years of Alcohol (Tartan) NY 1 EXPANDING The Upside of Anger (New line) 9-153 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 1.57 ’04 thru Mar. 13 1.57 EVEN ’05 thru Mar. 14 1. The Ring 2 2. Robots 3. Ice Princess 4. The Pacifier 5. Be Cool 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 Mar. 17 Pic New date Old date FOCUS FEATURES Untitled Jim Jarmusch Aug. 5 undated IFC FILMS Rebound July 1 July 22 The Family Stone Nov. 4 Flicka Feb. 17 ’06 Aquamarine April 14 ’06 PARAMOUNT The Honeymooners June 10 Summer The Bad News Bears July 22 June 10 Elizabethtown Oct. 14 July 29 SONY Benchwarmers April 7 ’06 Click June 23 ’06 Talladega Nights july 14 ’06 Ghost Rider Aug. 4 ’06 undated Zoom Aug. 11 ’06 Next Dec. 8 ’06 UNIVERSAL The Break Up Feb. 17 ’06 WARNER INDEPENDENT Paradise Now Sept. 23 Oct. 21 Strangers With Candy Oct. 21 Sept. 23 Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 TV ‘Thrones’ Director Breaks Down Timeline in New Episode TV ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Renewed for Season 3 TV ‘AHS: Cult’ Opening Credits Feature Trump and Clinton Film Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91 Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies? Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview Emmys: As Final Voting Begins, One Last Stand for Broadcast? 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.