HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMay 13, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk May 19, 2005 | 07:18PM PT 'Sith' off to a starry start at B.O. BLOCKBUSTER BREAKDOWN Franchise pics’ midweek bows typically follow a certain pattern: Their two highest-grossing days tend to be opening day and Saturday. Title (day) Single-day B.O.* The Matrix Reloaded (Opening Day: Thursday) 43 (Saturday) 34 Attack of the Clones (Opening Day: Thursday) 30 (Saturday) 31 Spider-Man 2 (Opening Day: Wednesday) 40 (Saturday) 34 * in millions of $ BOWING Movie Title Engagements Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (Lucasfilm/20th) 3,661 Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist(WB) 110 Sex, Politics & Cocktails (Regnet) LA 2 Mojados: Throught the Night (Davis Gang) NY 1 Stolen Childhood (Balcony) NY 1 * bowed Wednesday YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 2.9 ’04 thru May 16 2.7 -7% ’05 thru May 15 1. Revenge of the Sith 2. Monster-in-Law 3. Kicking & Screaming 4. Kingdom of Heaven 5. Crash 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 May 19 Pic New date Old date BUENA VISTA LARGE FORMAT Reviving Mars Jan. 27 Undated FOX Stay Oct. 14 LIONS GATE Domino Nov. 4 Aug. 19 NEWMARKET The Chumscrubber Aug. 5 Summer SLOW HAND RELEASING My Date With Drew Aug. 5 G Sept. 16 Into the Fire Sept. 23 Kids in America Nov. SONY CLASSICS The Passenger (re) Oct. 21 WARNER BROS. A Sound of Thunder Sept. 2 Undated Red indicates new entry Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ Brings the ‘Female Gaze’ to Emmy Voters A Year After ‘Birth of a Nation,’ Fox Searchlight Lines Up Oscar Season Players Academy Renews CEO Dawn Hudson’s Contract Through June 2020 Emmys: Variety Talk and Sketch Races Make for a Tale of Two Categories 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.