'Wallace' running after 'Chicken' numbers

ALTERNATIVE TOONS

D’Works’ ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabiit’ looks to replicate the success of its claymation predecessor ‘Chicken Run,’ an anomaly among nontraditional animated fare.

Pic (Year)

 

September B.O.*

Chicken Run (’00)  107 
Nightmare Before Christmas (’93)    50
Corpse Bride (’05)    33*
James and the Giant Peach (’96)    29

 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (D’Works)* 3,645

In Her Shoes (20th)

2,808

Two for the Money (U)

2,388

Waiting… (Lions Gate)

1,652

The Gospel (Sony)

969

Good Night, and Good Luck Warner Indp. ) NY, LA

11

The Squid and the Whale (Samuel Goldwyn/Sony) NY

4

The Confederate States of America (IFC) 2
The Overture (Kino) SF 2
The Agressives (7th Art Releasing) NY 1
Sacred Stage (First Run) LA 1

*Bowed Wed

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

6.9

’04

(thru Oct. 3)

6.5

-6%

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’05

(thru Oct. 2 )

1. In Her Shoes

2. Serenity

3. Wallace and Gromit…

4. Flightplan

5. Two For the Money

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Oct. 6

Movie Title

New date

Old date

7TH ART RELEASING

Swenkas Nov. 9  
Isn’t This a Time Dec. 9  

FOX

The Family Stone Nov. 11 Nov. 4
Pathfinder June 16  
Eragon

Dec. 15 ’06

June 16

FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Confetti May 26 April 14

IDP

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic

Nov. 11

KINO

The President’s Last Bang Oct. 14  

MAGNOLIA

Pulse (Kairo) Nov. 9 Nov. 18
Evil

March

Oct. 14

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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