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Weekend Box Office Preview
July 02, 2003

Lion discrowned by lucky fish

DETHRONING THE KING

Pixar’s latest CGI pic “Finding Nemo” is on course to deep-six Disney’s highest-grossing animated film of all time at the domestic B.O., 1994’s “The Lion King.”

DOMESTIC B.O.(in millions of $)

97

70*

207

157
279
209
305
237

315
254
325
263
327
267
329

287

330

313

wk 1
wk 3 wk 5 wk 7 wk 9 wk 11 wk 13 wk 15 Final
*of wide release
red bars denote “Finding Nemo,”
blue bars denote “The Lion King”

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Terminator

3: Rise of the Machine (WB)

3,504
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (MGM)
3,355
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (DreamWorks) 3,086
Swimming Pool (Focus)
13
Gasoline (Strand) NY 1
all films bowing Wednesday

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
4.4


’02
(thru June 30)

4.1
-7%


’03
(thru June 29)

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1. Terminator 3

2. Legally Blonde 2

3. Charlie’s Angels 2

4. Sinbad

5. Finding Nemo

These are the top 5 most requested films from activity on Moviefone’s Web site and requests from callers. The top five has historically been 80% accurate in predicting the weekend’s top five movies at the box office.
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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of July 1
Pic
New date
Old date
DREAMWORKS
Envy
August 22
August 15
FIRST RUN
La commune (Paris 1871)
July 3
MGM
Pieces of April October 17 September 19
PICTURE THIS
La confusion des genres
July 9
SONY
Hellboy
May 28
May 21
White Chicks
June 25
The Forgotten
July 23, 2004
TBA
VITAGRAPH
Tatto
July 4
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI

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