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May 6, 2005

Fox has high hopes for 'Heaven'

EPIC FATIGUE

Have history-related epics bottomed out? After ‘Alexander’ huffed and puffed last fall, Fox will try to resurrect the genre today with ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’

Pic (Year)

 

Domestic B.O.*

Alexander (’04)    34 
King Arthur (’04)    52
Master and Commander (’03)    94
Troy (’04)    133
Gladiator (’00)

 

 188
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Kingdom of Heaven

(20th)

3,216
House of Wax (WB)

3,111

Crash (Lions Gate)

1,864

Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (MGM)
24

Citizen Verdict (Innovation)

13

Fighting Tommy Riley (Innovation) LA, NY, SF
5

A Hole in One (Beech Hill) NY

2

Brothers (IFC) NY 1
Twin Sisters (Miramax) Seattle 1
Mysterious Skin (Tartan/TLA) NY 1
Writer of O (Zeitgeist) NY* 1
Le Grand Role

(First Run) NY

1

*Bowed Wed

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

2.6

’04

(thru May2)

2.5

-6%

’05

(thru May 1)

1. House of Wax

2. Hitchhiker’s Guide

3. Kingdom of Heaven

4. The Interpreter

5. XXX: State of the Union

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of May 5

Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Herbie: Fully Loaded June 22 June 24
FOX

Supercross Aug. 10 Aug. 17
FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Roll Bounce
Sept. 23

Sept. 30

PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Hustle & Flow
July 13

July 15

SONY CLASSICS

White Countess
Nov. 18

Breakfast on Pluto
Dec. 9

UNIVERSAL

2 for the Money
Oct. 7

Sept. 23

WARNER BROS.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
June 1

June 3

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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