HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMarch 4, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk March 3, 2005 | 08:51PM PT Macho men in comic pix MACHO MEN As action thesp Vin Diesel makes his comedy debut with Disney/Spylgass’ “The Pacifier,” he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has had the most success among his high-octane peers in straddling both genres. TOP COMEDIES FOR ACTION HEADLINERS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER Twins (’88) 112 Kindergarten Cop (’90) 91 BRUCE WILLIS Disney’s The Kid (’00) 70 Death Becomes Her (’92) 58 SYLVESTER STALLONE Stop! Or My Mom… (’92) 28 Oscar (’91) 24 *in millions of $ for live action roles BOWING Movie Title Engagements Be Cool (MGM) 3,216 The Pacifier(BV/Spyglass) 3,131 The Jacket (Warner Ide./Mandalay) 1,331 Walk on Water (Samuel Goldwyn/Roadside) NY, LA, SF 10 Gunner Palace (Palm)NY, LA, SF, DC 8 Dear Frankie (Miramax) NY, LA 5 Intimage Stories (New Yorker) NY 2 The Best of Youth (Miramax)* NY 1 *bowed Wednesday YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 1.21 ’04thru Feb. 29 1.27+5% ’05thru Feb. 27 1. Be Cool 2. The Pacifier 3. Diary of a Mad… 4. The Jacket5. Hitch 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 March Pic New date Old date FOCUS FEATURES Pride and Prejudice Sept. 23 undated GOODBYE CRUEL RELEASING Funny Ha Ha April 29 LIONS GATE Crash May 6 May 13 The Devil’s Rejects July 22 August 12 MAGNOLIA PICTURES Enron… April 22 WELLSPRING Wild Side June 24 June Dear Wendy September 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.