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Weekend Box Office Preview
August 3, 2001

Weekend Box Office Preview

TOP AUGUST BOWS

August’s top B.O. openers have hovered around the $20 million range. However, should “Rush Hour 2” bow boffo, it will become New Line’s third high opener for the monthly frame.

  Opening B.O.*
The Sixth Sense (BV,’99)  $27
The Hollow Man (Sony,’00)  $26
The Fugitive (WB,’93)  $24
Mortal Kombat (New Line,’95)  $23
Spawn (New Line,’97)  $21
  *in millions of $

OPENINGS
Movie Title Engagements
Rush Hour 2 (New Line) 3,118
The Princess Diaries (NV)
2,537
Original Sin (MGM)
2,194
Thomas in Love (IFC) LA,NY, San Francisco
5
Apocalypse Now Redux (Miramax) LA,NY
3
Under the Sun (Shadow) NY
1
EXPANDING
Jurassic Park III (U) 3,434-3,470
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
4,340


2000
(thru July 30)

4,611
+6%

2001
(thru July 29)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Aug. 2, 2001
Movie Title
New date
Old date
BUENA VISTA
Corky Romano
October 12
October 19
The Count of Monte Cristo
October 19
October 12
FOX
Don’t Say a Word
September 28
October 5
Joy Ride
October 5
September 21
MGM
Killing Me Softly January 18 September
Rollerball Febuary 8 1st Qtr. 2002
MIRAMAX
On the Line October 19
The Son’s Room Febuary 1
PARAMOUNT CLASSICS
An American Rhapsody
August 24
SONY
Ghost of Mars
August 24
August 17
The Glass House
September 14
September 7
National Security
2nd Qtr. 2002
Triple X
July 26
Summer 2002
Resident Evil
3rd qtr. 2002
WARNER BROS.
Rock Star
September 7
4th Qtr. 2001
Heist October 26 September 7
The Salton Sea
March 15
December 25, 2001
Juwanna Mann
2nd Qtr. 2002
October 19
Bold indicates new entry
*In millions of $                                               Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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