Horror remakes scare up boffo B.O.

RECURRING SCREAMS

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‘The Fog’ joins a recent crop of horror remakes. American remakes of Japanese horror pics have done better at the B.O. recently than reduxes of domestic frighteners.

Pic (Year)

 

Domestic B.O.*

The Ring    129 
The Grudge    110
The Haunting    91
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre    80
The Amityville Horror    65
Dawn of the Dead    59

 *in millions of $ Since 1995. Remakes of Japanes pix in Red.

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
The Fog

(Sony)

2.927

Elizabethtown (Par)

2.517

Domino (New Line)

2,223

Innocent Voices (Slow Hand)

65

Where the Truth Lies (ThinkFilm) NY, LA

9

Nine Lives (Magnolia) NY, LA

8

Loggerheads (Strand) NY, LA

4

Don’t Tell (Quantum) NY, LA, Tempe 3
The President’s Last Bang (Kino) NY 3
Henri Laglois: Phantom of the Cinematheque (Leisuretime) NY, Boston* 2

The Dark Horse (Freestyle) NY**

1

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

7.1

’04

(thru Oct. 10)

6.6

-7%

’05

(thru Oct. 9 )

1. Wallace & Gromit

2. Flightplan

3. Elizabethtown

4. Domino

5. The Fog

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Oct. 13

Movie Title

New date

Old date

DREAMWORKS

She’s the Man March 17  

FOX

Garfield 2 June 16 July 28
Super Ex-Girlfriend

July 14

 

FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Imagine Me and You

Jan. 27

Feb. 10

LIONS GATE

Streets of Legend Nov. 25  
See No Evil

2nd qtr.

THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

Mrs. Henderson Presents Dec. 9 Dec. 25
The Matador Dec. 23 Nov. 4
Transamerica Dec. 23  
Wolf Creek

jan. 6

Nov. 18

Deogal Feb. 24  
School for Scoundrels July 14  

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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