Weekend Box Office Preview
Sept. 2, 2005

'Virgin' gaining autumn experience

STILL SIZZLING IN SEPTEMBER

Can ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ hold through the cold? Below is a list of summer pics that continues to play into Autumn.

Pic (Year)

 

September B.O.*

The Sixth Sense (’99)  89 
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (’02)    69
Signs (’02)    43
There’s Something About Mary (’98)    38
Bring it On (’00)

 

 37
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Transporter 2 (Fox) 3,303
The Constant Gardener (Focus Features)*

1,346

Underclassman (Miramax)

1,132

A Sound of Thunder (WB)
816

Margaret Cho: Assassin (Regent)

8

Games of Love and Chance (New Yorker) NY*
1

Three Dancing Slaves (TLA) NY

1

William Eggleston in the Real World (Palm) NY* 1
*Bowed Wed

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

6.4

’04

(thru Aug. 29)

5.9

-8%

’05

(thru Aug. 28)

1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2. The Brothers Grimm

3. Red Eye

4. Four Brothers

5. Transporter 2

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Sept. 1

Movie Title
New date

Old date

FOX

One Bright Shining Moment Sept. 16  
Sacred Stage Oct. 7  
Go For Zucker! Nov. 11  
INNOVATION

Winter Passing
oct. 28

NEW LINE

The New World Dec. 25 Nov. 9
Take the Lead
Coming

Jan. 20

NEWMARK/ECHELON

One Italian Husband
Feb.

Oct. 7

SHADOW

Touch the Sand Sept. 7 Aug. 21
SONY CLASSICS

White Countess Dec. 16 Nov. 23
Cache (Hidden)
TBA

Dec. 23

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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