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Nov. 11, 2005

50 Cent joins rapper-thesp game with 'Tryin''

BLING BLING AT THE B.O.

50 Cent makes his acting debut in ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’,’ joining a string of rappers turned thesps. Eminem is the only one who has crossed over to broad auds.

Pic (artist*)

 

Domestic B.O.*

8 Mile (Eminem)    117 
Boyz N the Hood (Ice  Cube)   58
Exit Wounds (DMX)    52
Like Mike (Bow Wow)    51
New Jack City (Ice-T)   48
How High (Method Man and Redman)    31
 *first headlining role in a wide release.

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Zathura

(Sony)

3,223
Derailed (Weinstein Co.)

2,441

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Par)*

1,652

Pride & Prejudice (Focus)
215

Bee Season (Fox Searchlight)

21

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (Roadside Attractions)
7

Ellie Parker (Strand) NY, LA, Seattle

6

Cape of Good Hope (Artistic License) NY 1
Duane Hopwood (IFC) Philly 1
Good Morning, Night (Wellspring) NY 1
Pulse (Kairo)* (Magnolia) NY 1
Swenkas* (7th Arts) NY

1

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

7.6

’04

(thru Nov. 4)

7.2

-5%

’05

(thru Nov. 6 )

1. Chicken Little

2. Get Rich or Die Tryin’

3. Zathura

4. Jarhead

5. Saw II

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Nov. 10

Movie Title
New date

Old date

DREAMWORKS

Match Point Dec. 28 Dec. 25
FIRST RUN

Electric Shadows
Dec. 16

 
LIONS GATE

Hostel Jan. 13 Dec. 21
Hard Candy
May 19

2nd qtr.

See No Evil May 19 2nd qtr.
Saw III
Oct. 27

MAGNOLIA

Bubble Jan. 27  
THINKFILM

Boys of Baraka Nov. 30  
WOLFE RELEASING

Unveiled Nov. 18  

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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