HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMay 13, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets May 19, 2005 | 07:18PM PT 'Sith' off to a starry start at B.O. Variety Staff BLOCKBUSTER BREAKDOWN photos/charts/preview_episode3_02.jpg width=”468″ height=”200″> 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 Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 Film 11:28PM PT Sony Making Live-Action 'Fire… 2 Film 10:40PM PT Some Oscar Surprises Still… 3 TV 10:13PM PT Stephen Colbert Signs Off… 4 TV 9:30PM PT Stephen Colbert Signs Off… 5 Film 5:38PM PT Sony Could Lose $75 Million… Variety Jobs Assistant Professor, Film University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Film Department Full-Time Faculty Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida Business Affairs Executive MRC, Beverly Hills, California Department Head, Cinema & Television Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Director, Marketing Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California 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.