Sports pics hope for B.O. 'Glory'

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With the exception of ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ recent sports-themed pics have scored more at the domestic B.O. than overseas.

This weekend, BV’s ‘Glory Road’ will step up to the plate.

Film      B.O.
Longest Yard

  32
    158
Coach Carter

  10
    67
Miracle

  .1
    64
Cinderella Man   47
 

  62
Million Dollar Baby   121
 

  100
 
Red = Foreign B.O., Blue = Domestic B.O.

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Last Holiday (Par) 2,514
Hoodwinked (Weinstein Co.) 2,391
Glory Road (BV) 2,222
Tristan & Isolde (20th) 1,843
Mortuary (Echo Bridge) 6
April’s Shower (Regent) NY, LA, SF 5
Following Sean (Upstate/Shadow) SF 3
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Palm), NY, Boston 2
When the Sea Rises (New Yorker) NY 2
Film Geek (First Run) Portland, Ore. 1

YEAR TO DATE
(in millions of $)
165

’05

thru Jan. 2

170

+3%

’06

thru Jan. 3

1. Glory Road

2. Hostel

3. Chronicles of Narnia

4. King Kong

5. Last Holiday

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Jan. 12
Pic New date Old date
BALCONY
Trudell Feb. 3 Jan.
BUENA VISTA
Goal! The Dream Begins May 12 March 3
FOX
Dr. Dolittle 3 Feb. 17  
Used Guys May 25, ’07  
LIONSGATE
La mujer de mi hermano 2nd qtr. Jan. 27
NEW LINE
The Cleaner TBA April 21
NEW YORKER
Blossoms of Fire Feb. 3 Jan. 29
SONY
RV April 28 March 24
Catch and Release 1st qtr. ’07 April 28
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