Weekend Box Office Preview
Mar. 1, 2002

Weekend Box Office Preview

UPHILL

BATTLE

War pics like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Pearl Harbor”

have scored big in the summer. In other seasons, however, the subgenre

comes under heavy fire, “Black Hawk Down” being a recent

exception. Paramount’s “We Were Soldiers” joins the ranks

today.


Domestic B. O.*
Black Hawk Down** (’01)   101
Behind Enemy Lines

(’01) 

 59
Enemy at the Gates

(’01) 

 51
U-571 (’00)   77
The Thin Red Line

(’98) 

 36
*in millions of $   **through Feb.

24

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
 We

Were Soldiers (Par)

3,143
 40 Days and 40 Nights
 (Miramax)

2,225

 Borstal Boy

 (Strand) NY

2
 Esther Kahn

 (Empire) NY

1

 Pepe

le Moko

 (Rialto) NY

1
 Trouble Every Day

 (Lot 47) NY

1

YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
1,229

’01

(thru Feb. 25)

1,249

+1.6%

’02

(thru Feb. 24)

1. We Were Soldiers

2. 40 Days and…

3. John Q.

4. Queen of…

5. Dragonfly

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of February 28*

Pic
New date

Old date

ARROW

Echoes May 1 April 2
ARTISAN

National Lampoon’s
   Van Wilder
April 5 March 29
Joshua April 19  
MGM/UA

Pumpkin June 28 July 2
24 Hour Party

People

July 19 June 28
MIRAMAX

Full

Frontal

Aug. 2 March 8
The

Accidental Spy

TBA April 5
SONY PICTURES

I Spy Nov. 1 Nov. 2
WARNER BROS.

FearDotCom May 10 Sept. 27
Eight Legged

Freaks

July 12 Aug. 30
Juwanna Mann Aug. 30 May 10
Red indicates new entry    

*all dates 2002 unless noted

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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