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Weekend Box Office Preview
August 9, 2002

ENDING SUMMER WITH A BANG

As summer playtime expands further into August, Sony/Revolution’s “XXX” takes aim at the month’s top bows. All but “American Pie 2” came in August’s first frame.
&nbspALL-TIME AUGUST BOWS 

   Opening B.O.*

 Rush Hour 2 

  67

Signs  

  60

American Pie 2&nbsp

  45

The Sixth Sense&nbsp

  27

Hollow Man &nbsp

  26
The Fugitive 

  24

  *in

millions of $      

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
XXX

(Sony)

3,374

Spy Kids 2… (Dimension)*

3,307

Blood Work

(WB)

2,525

Pandora’s Box (Rainforest)

14

Secret

Ballot (SPC) NY, LA

5
The Good Girl

(Fox Searchlight)* NY, LA

4

The Chateau

(IFC) NY

2
24 Hour Party People

(MGM/UA) NY

2

Scarlet Diva (Media Blasters) NY

1

Stripped (Dylan Prods.)

NY

1
*Bowed Wed.  

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
4.9

’01

(thru Aug. 5)

5.6

+14%

’02

(thru Aug. 4)

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1. XXX

2. Signs

3. Spy Kids 2

4. Austin Powers…

5. Bloodwork

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Aug. 8

Pic
New date

Old date

ARTISAN

Children on Their

Birthdays

Oct. 18

Aug. 23

MIRAMAX

Below
Oct. 11

4th qtr.

Paid in Full
Oct. 25

Sept. 6

The

Guest

Nov. 15

Dysfunktional

Family

Feb. 28 ’03

Buffalo Soldiers
March 28 ’03

1st qtr. ’03

Dirty Pretty Things
April 11 ’03

April ’03

The Warrior
May 9 ’03

1st. qtr. ’03

PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Bloody Sunday
Oct. 4

Oct. 11

SONY

Punch-Drunk Love
Oct. 11

Dec. 11

Swept Away
Oct. 11

Oct. 25

Once

Upon a Time in Mexico

March 21 ’03

1st. qtr. ’03

Red indicates new entry                            All

dates 2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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