HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewSept. 23, 2005 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety 0 Share This Article Email LinkedIn Pin It Tumblr September 22, 2005 | 06:38PM PT Limited pix 'Violence,' 'Twist' aiming big AUTUMN’S ARTHOUSE AVERAGES Two platform releases, New Line’s “A History of Violence” and Sony’s “Oliver Twist,” bow this weekend. Last year, fall was a particularily good season for limited fare, with three posting stellar screen averages. Pic (Opening weekend theaters) Opening theater average* Punch-Drunk Love (5) $73,441 I Heart Hucakbees (4) 73,044 American Beauty (16) 53,846 Motorcycle Diaries (3) 53,276 Sideways (4) 51,761 BOWING Movie Title Engagements Flightplan (BV) 3,424 Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight) 1,625 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (Imax) 82 Dirty Love (First Look) 45 Dil jo bhi kalbey (Enos) 32 Seven Dias (Televisa) 29 Proud (Castle Hill) DC, Baltimore 19 A History of Violence (New Line) 14 Daltry Calhoun (Miramax) 13 Dear Wendy (Wellspring) 7 Oliver Twist (Sony) NY, LA, Tor. 5 EXPANDING Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Touchstone) 5 – 3,204 YEAR TO DATE (in billions of $) 6.7 ’04 (thru Sept. 19) 6.2 -7% ’05 (thru Sept. 18) 1. Corpse Bride 2. Roll Bounce 3. Just Like Heaven 4. Exorcism of Emily Rose 5. Flightplan AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office. Visit Moviefone View opening films RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES As of Sept. 22 Movie Title New date Old date DREAMWORKS Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the… Oct. 5 Oct. 7 FOX Yankee Irving Aug. 25 FOX SEARCHLIGHT Imagine Me and You Feb. 10 LIONS GATE A Good Woman Dec. 2 undated Akeelah and the Bee April 28 undated Hard Candy 2nd qtr. Dec. 23 NEW LINE Final Destination 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 24 PARAMOUNT Untitled World Trade Center Aug. 11 Beowulf Nov. 21, ’07 NEW LINE Munich Jan. 6 The Untitled Outkast Movie Jan. 6 Nanny McPhee Jan. 27 undated Slither March 31 Jan. 6 You, Me and Dupree July 14 Aug. 4 Red indicates new entry Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.