Weekend Box Office Preview
October 19, 2001

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

Among leading men of a “certain age,” Robert Redford has one of the highest per-film grosses. In recent years, he has appeared sparingly- until this fall, that is. DreamWorks “The Last Castle” opens today, followed on Nov. 23 by Universal’s “Spy Game.”
  No. of films Average B.O.*
Clint Eastwood 10  51
Robert Redford 6    49

Gene Hackman

21  49

Jack Nicholson

11  42

Warren Beatty

5    42
Al Pacino 16  38

Robert De Niro

33 36
*since 1990 (in millions of $)

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Riding in Cars With Boys (Sony) 2,770
From Hell (Fox)

2,305

The Last Castle (DreamWorks) 2,262
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (Keystone)
7
Waking Life

(Fox Searchlight) Bowed Wednesday, NY, LA

4
Focus (Paramount Classics) NY

2
Bankok Dangerous

(First Look) SF

1

Dog Run (Arrow) NY

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
5,661


’00
(thru Oct. 15)

6,183

+9%

’01
(thru Oct. 14)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Oct. 18
Pic
New date
Old date
BUENA VISTA
Out Cold
Nov. 21

The Royal Tenenbaums Dec. 14 Dec. 21
DREAMWORKS

The Time Machine
March 8
March 1
FINE LINE
Storytelling Jan. 25 1st qtr. ’02
Invincible Feb. 1st qtr. ’02
Human Nature April 12 1st qtr. ’02
Sleeping Dictionary June  
Ripley’s Game
Oct. ’02

MGM

Beneath the Banyan Trees
2nd qtr. ’02

1st qtr. ’02

MIRAMAX

Baran Jan. 25  
Below Feb. 8  
The Darkness
Aug. 2

SONY

The Sweetest Thing March 29 March 8
You Promised 2nd qtr. ’02 1st qtr. ’02
SONY CLASSICS

Last Orders Feb. 15  
Red indicates new entry    
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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