HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewSept. 23, 2005 Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets September 22, 2005 | 06:38PM PT Limited pix 'Violence,' 'Twist' aiming big Variety Staff AUTUMN’S ARTHOUSE AVERAGES photos/charts/preview_historyofviolence.jpg” vspace=”0″ hspace=”0″> 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 Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters! Post A Comment 0 Most Popular 1 TV 10:18AM PT Watch: Dakota Johnson Joins 2 Digital 8:28AM PT ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 3 Film 7:46AM PT Box Office: ‘Focus’ Tops Weak 4 TV 3:23PM PT ’24’ Alum Kim Raver to Star 5 Film 1:42PM PT Weinstein Co. Buys Michael Variety Jobs Director, Finance Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Hollywood Business Practices & History Instructor Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, California Director, Talent Relations Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut Publicity Coordinator Entertainment One, Los Angeles, California Instructor, Audio Post-Production Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii 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.