HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewMay 6, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk May 5, 2005 | 05:04PM PT 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 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 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 Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 TV ‘Game of Thrones’: HBO Developing Fifth Prequel Series Film Jake LaMotta, Real-Life ‘Raging Bull’ Boxer, Dies at 95 Film Fox’s Stacey Snider on Sexism, Future of Wolverine and Alien TV Inside the Secrets, Scandals and Legacy of ‘Full House’ Are You Ready for the Most Exciting Oscar Race in Years? Dan Gilroy Returns to Toronto With Denzel Washington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ (EXCLUSIVE) ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival: Complete List of Winners Oscars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Arrive in Very Different Biopics 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.