'Serenity' on track for tube to screen transition

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‘Serenity’ is the latest movie based on a TV show. Some tube-to-bigscreen adaptations hit big, but 2005 hasn’t been the dandiest of years.

NOTABLE TV COMEDIAN CINEMATIC DEBUTS

ALL-TIME TV PICS
Mission: Impossible 2  

215
The Fugitive  

184
Mission Impossible  

181
TV PICS OF 2005
The Dukes of Hazzard** 

79
Bewitched  

62
The Honeymooners  

13
*in millions of $ **still in release

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Into the Blue (Sony/MGM) 2,789
Serenity (U) 2,188
The Greatest Game Ever Played (BV) 1,014
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (D’Works) 41
Mirrormask (Destination/Samuel Goldwyn) 18
Capote (Sony Classics) NY, LA 12
Sueno (Sony Home Entertainment) LA 8
Going Shopping (Rainbow Releasing) NY, LA 6
Little Manhattan (Fox) NY 2
The War Within (Magnolia) NY 1
BOWING
A History of Violence (New Line) 14 – 1,340
Oliver Twist (Sony) 5 – 779

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
6.8

’04

thru Sept. 25

6.4

-8%

’05

thru Sept. 2

1. Into the Blue

2. Serenity

3. Flightplan

4. Corpse Bride

5. Just Like Heaven

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Sept. 29
Pic New date Old date

NEW LINE
Hoot April 7 March 24
How to Eat Fried Worms Aug. 25  
SONY CLASSICS
The Three Burials of… Dec. 14  
Don’t Come Knocking March 17 Feb. 17
The Child March 24 March 17
Friends With Money April 7 April
Almodovar Film Festival April 21  
Art School Confidential April 28 April
SONY

Rent Nov. 23 Nov. 11
Little Men May 26 Aug. 11
Zoom Aug. 11 May 12
TELEVISA CINE
El Vacilion: The Movie Oct. 21  
7 Dias Nov. 4 Sept. 23
La Ultima Noche TBA Oct. 21
Ladies Night TBA Nov. 11
UNIVERSAL
The Producers Dec. 16 Dec. 21
WARNER BROS.
Lucky You April 7 March 17
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