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OATERS SADDLE UP

The critical and B.O. success of “Unforgiven” and “Dances

with Wolves” in the early 90’s spurred a heard of Westerns. “Open

Range” is the first of four this year that hope to dust off the

faded genre.

NO. OF WIDE-RELEASE WESTERNS*

7

5


3


1

7

4

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

4+

’94

’95 ’96 ’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01 ’02 ’03

*over 600 engagements

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Freddy

vs. Jason (New Line)

3,014
Uptown Girls (MGM)

2,495

Grind (WB)

2,253
Open Range (BV)

2,075

Passionada

(Samuel Goldwyn-Fireworks/IDP)

74
OT: Our Town (Film Movement)

8

Loco Love

(Pathfinder) LA, Miami

7
American Splendor
(HBO/Fine Line) NY

6

Confessions

of a Dangerous Mind rerelease (Miramax) LA, NY

2

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
5.8

’02

(thru Aug. 11)

5.5

-5%

’03

(thru Aug. 10)

Note: First Jan.

weekend is end of previous B.O. year.

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1. Freddy vs. Jason

2. S.W.A.T.

3. Freaky Friday

4. Uptown Girls

5. American Wedding

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Aug. 14

Pic
New date

Old date

FOX SEARCHLIGHT

The Dreamers
March 19

Oct. 3

GO FISH PICTURES

Millennium

Actress

Sept. 12

MGM/UA

Barbershop 2 Feb. 6 Nov. 21
Agent

Cody Banks 2

March 12  
Walking

Tall

April 16  
Soul

Plane

May 28  
MIRAMAX

Shaolin

Soccer

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

Duplex
Sept. 26

Oct. 3

SONY PICTURES

Big Fish
Nov. 26

4th qtr.

Untitled Jamie

Foxx comedy

April 30

2nd qtr.

The Forgotten
June 25

July 23

White Chicks
July 23

June 25

Secret Window
3rd qtr. ’04

2nd qtr. ’04

UNIVERSAL

Love Actually
Nov. 14

Nov. 21

WB

Mystic River
Oct. 8

Oct. 10

Red indicates new entry

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource