Weekend Box Office Preview<br>August 23, 2002

SCHOOL’S

IN FOR THE SUMMER

August’s total B.O. is hampered each weekend by the increasing number

of students returning to school. If last year’s tracking is any indication,

look out for another lackluster weekend at the box office.

  AUGUST 2001 WEEKEND 

 

Total B.O.*

Schools in Session


$172

5%

 

$159

12%

 

$116

26%

 

$98

42%

 
* in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Serving

Sara (Par)

2,154
Simone (New Line)

1,920

Undisputed

(Miramax)

1,102
Little Secrets (IDP)

367

How I Killed

My Father

(New Yorker) NY, New Jersey

3
One Hour

Photo

(Fox Searchlight) NY, bowed Wed.

2
Satin Rouge

(Zeitgeist) NY

2
Amy’s Orgasm (Magic Lamp) NY

1

Mother India

(Eros) NY

1
The Isle

(Empire) NY

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
5.3

’01

(thru Aug. 19)

6.0

+13%

’02

(thru Aug. 18)

1. XXX

2. Signs

3. Simone

4. Serving Sara

5. Blue Crush

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Aug. 22*

Pic
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

The Hot Chick Dec. 13 Feb. 14 ’03
Shanghai

Knights

Feb. ’03 Dec. 13
MGM

Evelyn Dec. 6
MIRAMAX

Comedian Sept. 20 Aug. 30
Ararat Nov. 15 Nov. 29
Rabbit Proof

Fence

Nov. 29 4th qtr.
City

of God

Jan. 17 ’03  
NEW LINE

About

Schmidt

Dec. 13 Dec. 25
NEW YORKER

Chaos Jan. 31 ’03 Oct. 25
PREMIERE GROUP

Slap Her, She’s

French

Sept. 20 Aug. 30
Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002

unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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