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AUGUST

SLIPPAGE


This summer’s receipts are flat with 2002 levels. For 2003 to come

out ahead, year-on-year gains will need to be posted at a time when

grosses start fading fast.

AVERAGE AUGUST

WIDE OPENING*

15.7 million

7.9 million

6.2 million

2nd

weekend

3rd

weekend

4th

weekend

*in millions of $ based on five-year average

wide bows between 1998-2002

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
S.W.A.T.

(Sony)

3,202
Freaky Friday** (BV)

2,954

Koi…Mil Gaya (Yash Raj)

55

Le

Divorce (Fox Searchlight)

34

Step

into Liquid (Artisan) LA, NY, HI

5

The

Princess Blade (ADV Films) LA, NY

4

Seaside**

(First Run) NY

1

Sandstorm

(RS Entertainment) LA

1

**bowed Wednesday

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

5.3

’02

(thru July 28)

5.1

-4%

’03

(thru July 27)

Note: First Jan.

weekend is end of previous B.O. year.

1. S.W.A.T.

2. Freaky Friday

3. American Wedding

4. Pirates of the…

5. Seabiscuit

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of July 31

Movie Title
New date

Old date

FOX

Man

on Fire

April 23  
MIRAMAX

Duplex
Oct. 3

Oct. 24

Scary Movie 3
Oct. 24

Oct. 3

Jersey Girl
March 19

1st. qtr.

An

Unfinished Life

4th qtr. ’04

SONY PICTURES

Hellboy
April 2

May 21

13 Going on 30
May 28

1st qtr.

UNIVERSAL

Thunderbirds
Summer ’04

July 23

The

Bourne Supremacy

July 23

Curious

George

Oct. 7 ’05

WELLSPRING

In

My Skin

Nov. 7

Crimson

Gold

Feb.

Strayed

April

Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource