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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>July 12, 2002

MODEST

SUMMER BOWS


Dreamworks’ “The Road to Perdition” bows today on a conservative 1,797 runs. Summer openings at that level have fared well in the past, though not in the last five years of megaplexing.†


  Opening* 

            Domestic cume* 

Forrest Gump (’94) 

24

330

Contact (’97) 

21 101

Sleepless in

Seattle (’93) 

17

127

Phenomenon (’96) 

16

105

In the Line of

Fire (’93) 

15

102

*in

millions of $       †under

2,000 playdates for summer ’93-’02

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Reign of

Fire (BV)

2,629

Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course: (MGM/UA)

2,525

Halloween:

Resurrection (Dimension/Miramax)

1,954
Road to Perdition (Dreamworks)

1,797

My Wife

is An Actress

(Sony Classics)

7

Sex and Lucia

(Palm Pictures/Magic Lamp)

7
Never Again

(Focus) NY, LA

5
Tosca (Avatar)

NY

2
All About

Lily Chou-Chou (Cowboy) NY

1
Choice of

Weapons (Outrider) NY

1
Last Dance

(First Run) NY

1
Metropolis

(Kino) NY

1

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: 1973 Re-issue (Cowboy)

NY bowed Wed.

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in

billions of $)

4.0

’01

(thru July 8)

4.7

+19%

’02

(thru July 7)

1. Men in Black II

2. Road to Perdition

3. Reign of Fire

4. Mr. Deeds

5. Halloween: Resurrection

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 11

Pic
New date

Old date

EMPIRE PICTURES

Children of the

Century

Sept. 13 September
FIRST RUN
Trials

of Henry Kissinger

Sept. 25  
Kira’s Reason

– A Love Story

Jan. ’03 August
MIRAMAX

Heaven Oct. 4 Oct. 25
Frida Oct. 25 Oct. 11
Prozac

Nation

March 14 ’03 Jan. 24 ’03
PARAMOUNT

Abandon Oct. 18 Sept. 27
Jackass:

The Movie

Oct. 25 Oct. 18
Narc Dec. 20  
The

Hours

Dec.27 4th qtr.
PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Just

a Kiss

Sept. 27 Sept. 20
PREMIERE GROUP

Who’s Your Daddy Oct. 11 Oct. 4
SONY

Formula 51 Oct. 25 Aug. 30
WARNER BROS.

Gods and Generals 1st qtr. ’03 Sept. 20
The Matrix Reloaded May 15 ’03 May 16 ’03
Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002 unless

noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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