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Nov. 18, 2005

Cash biopic walking the line set by B.O. champ 'Ray'

TUNING UP

Will Johnny Cash bio ‘Walk the Line’ live comfortably in the B.O. wake of last year’s ‘Ray’? The Jamie Foxx starrer is the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.

Pic (year)

 

Domestic B.O.*

Ray (’04)    75 
Coal Miner’s Daughter (’80)   67
La Bamba (’87)    54
What’s Love Go to Do With It? (’93)    39
Selena (’97)   35

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (WB) 3,858
Walk the Line (20th)

2,961

Taj Mahal (Rainbow)

26

The Aryan Couple (Slow Hand)
16

Breakfast on Pluto (Sony Classics)* NY

3

Blackmail Boys (Picture This) NY
1

Classe tous risques (re) (Rialto)

1

Gilles’ Wife (Cinema Guild)* NY 1
The Syrian Bride (Koch Lorber) NY 1
Unveiled (Wolfe) NY 1
Zizek! (Zeitgeist) NY 1

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

7.8

’04

(thru Nov. 14)

7.3

-7%

’05

(thru Nov. 13)

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. Walk the Line

3. Chicken Little

4. Zathura

5. Get Rich or Die Tryin’

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Nov. 17

Movie Title
New date

Old date

JOUR DE FETE

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremonet Nov. 25  
LIONS GATE

Streets of Legend
Nov. 23

Nov. 25
NEW LINE

Running Scared Feb. 24 Jan. 6
Take the Lead
March 24

undated

The Golden Compass
Dec. 7, ’07

PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Neil Young: Heart of Gold Feb. 10  
PICTUREHOUSE

Factotum TBA Feb. 24
UNIVERSAL

The Break Up June 2 Feb. 17

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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