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Weekend Box Office Preview
August 17, 2001

Weekend Box Office Preview

HOLD OVER HEAT WAVE

Should “American Pie2” repeat at No.1 this weekend, it will be only the second pic to do so this summer (along with “Pearl Harbor”) matching the 1999 season low for repeat weekend winners.

      Year      No. of pics Year      No. of pics
      1990      3 1996      3
      1991      4 1997      4
      1992      5 1998      4
      1993      4 1999     2
      1994      4

2000     3
      1995      4 2001     2*        *estimated

OPENINGS
Movie Title Engagements
Rat Race (Paramount) 2,550
American Outlaws (WB)
2,348
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Universal)
1,594
Innocence (IDP) NY
2
Aberdeen (First Run) NY
1
Songs From the Second Floor (New Yorker) NY
1
EXPANDING
The Others (Dimension) 1,678 – 2,153
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
4,706


2000
(thru Aug. 13)

5,105
+8%

2001
(thru Aug. 12)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Aug. 16, 2001
Movie Title
New date
Old date
ARTISAN
Novocaine
October 26
September 14
Raw Deal: Question of Consent
First quarter ’02
October 12, ’01
Van Wilder
First quarter ’02
October 26, ’01
FINE LINE
Invincible
First quarter ’02
October 26, ’01
MIRAMAX
Jay and Silent Bob August 24 August 22
The Third Wheel
Second quarter ’02
Third quarter ’01
Halloween: The Homecoming
Summer ’02
September 21
NEW LINE
Bones October 17 October 24
SONY
Adaptation
TBA
Fall
USA FILMS
The Man Who Wasn’t There
November 2
November 9
Monsoon Wedding
February 1
Possession
March
First quarter ’02
WARNER BROS.
The Affair of the Necklace
November 30
October 19
Matrix Reloaded TBA 4th quarter ’02
Red indicates new entry                                 Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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