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Dec. 07, 2001

STARS VS. THEMSELVES

With “Ocean’s Eleven” bowing today and “Spy Game” going strong, Brad Pitt joins a small group of stars to have two pics open wide within a month of each other. In many cases, auds favor the actor’s follow-up feature.

Film (release) 
Thesp 
Total domestic B.O.*

What Women Want 
(12/15/00)  


$183* million

Cast Away (21/15/00) 
Helen Hunt
 

$234 million
Con Air 
(06/05/97) 
$101 million
Face / Off (06/27/97) 
Nicolas Case 
$112 million
The Boiler Room (02/18/00) 
$17 million
Reindeer Games 
(02/25/00) 
Ben Affleck 

$23 million

* in millions of dollars

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 Ocean’s Eleven (Warner Bros.) 3,075
 The Business of Strangers (IFC)
37
 Baran (Miramax) 8
 Final (Cowboy) NY

2

 No Man’s Land (MGM/UA) NY 2
 Last Orders (Sony Classics) LA 1
 Princesa (Strand) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
6.7


’00
(thru Dec. 3)

7.3
+9%


’01
(thru Dec. 2)

1. Ocean’s Eleven
2. Harry Potter…
3. Behind Enemy Lines
4. Spy Game
5. Monsters, Inc.

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Dec. 6*
Pic
New date

Old date
BUENA VISTA
Big Trouble April 5 TBA
Frank McClusky C.I. April 26 April
LIONS GATE

Frailty March 15 February 1
The Rules of Attraction 2nd quarter April
MIRAMAX
Pinero Dec. 13, 2001 Dec. 5, 2001
The Shipping News Jan. 11 Jan. 4**
Gangs of New York Summer Dec. 21, 2001
NEW LINE
All About the Benjamins March 8 Jan. 11
Blade 2: Bloodhunt March 29 March 22
Cheaters Coming May
Run Ronnie Run Coming April 12
*all dates 2002 unless noted
**wide release
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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