Weekend Box Office Preview<br>Jan. 27, 2006

Momma sequel looking for 'Big' B.O.

CEILING FOR SEQUELS

No pre-summer comedy sequel has cracked the $100 million mark at the B.O. Fox pays a visit to ‘Big Momma’s House 2’ today and tries to shake that trend.
Pic  
Domestic B.O.*
Scooby-Doo 2    84  
Barbershop 2     65
Next Friday     57
Be Cool     56
Miss Congeniality 2

 

  48
* in millions of dollars

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Big Momma’s House 2

(20th)

3,261
Nanny McPhee (U)
1,995
Annapolis (BV)

1,605
Rang de Basanti (UTV)
60
Bubble (Magnolia)
34
Roving Mars (BV)
27
Imagine Me & You (Fox Searchlight)
3

Tristram Shandy… (Picturehouse) NY, LA, SF 3
Manderlay (IFC) NY 2
EXPANDING
Brokeback Mountain (Focus) 1,194 – 1,652
Syriana (WB) 505 – 1,685
The Matador
(Weinstein)
66 – 885

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

496


’05

(thru Jan. 23)

504

+2%


’06

(thru Jan. 22)

1. Big Momma’s
    House 2
2. Annapolis
3. Underworld: Evolution
4. Hoodwinked
5. Glory Road

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As

of Jan. 26

Movie Title
New date

Old date
FOX
Dallas Nov. 10  
Dr. Dolittle 3 TBA Feb. 17
IFC
Sorry Haters March 1  
American Gun March 22  
Russian Dolls April 5  
INNOVATION

Haven
April 21
April 28
KINO
Iron Island March 31  
Look Both Ways
April 7
SONY
Untitled Julie Taymor Nov. 3  
The Messengers
Jan. 19 ’07
Aug. 18
UNIVERSAL
American Dreamz April 21 April 14
Accepted
Aug. 11
April 21
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Libertine
March 10
Jan.

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource
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