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May 13, 2005

'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

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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

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