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Weekend Box Office Preview
June 20, 2003

'Hulk' to smash June slump, release dates, changes

JUNE GLOOM

Since 1997, June has gotten softer, with last weekend’s middling bows no exception. “Hulk” and “Alex & Emma” are

aiming to juice up the month’s receipts.

% OF JUNE PICS OPENING TO $15 MILLION-PLUS*

83


67

71

70

60


60

97

98 99 00 01 02
*for wide releases

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Hulk (U) 3,660
Alex & Emma (WB)

2,310

From Justin to Kelly (Fox) 2,001
The Legend of Suriyothai (Sony Classics)6-LA, 1-NY

7

Bonhoeffer(First Run Features) NY 1
Wash Dry and Spinout (Running Entertainment)LA

1

EXPANDING
Whale Rider(Newmarket) 79(from 11)

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
4.0


’02
(thru June 16)

3.7
-8%


’03
(thru June 15)

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1. Hulk

2. Finding Nemo

3. Alex & Emma

4. 2 Fast 2 Furious

5. Bruce Almighty

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 June 19
Pic
New date
Old date
ARTISAN ENT.

The House of the Dead
Sept. 12

FIRST RUN FEATURES

Seaside
Aug. 6

July 23

Venus Boyz
Aug. 22

KINO INTL.

Hell’s Highway June 27  
LIONS GATE FILMS

Dust
Aug.

Shattered Glass
Oct. 17

Oct. 24

A Slipping Down Life
TBA

MIRAMAX

Shaolin Soccer
Aug. 15

Aug. 8

Barbarian Invasions*
Nov. 21

NEW LINE

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Oct. 17

Jan. 16 ’04

Highwaymen
Dec. 5

Aug. 27

UNIVERSAL

Untitled John Hamburg Project
March 12

TBA

Dawn of the Dead
March 26

Riddick
June 11 ’04

June 25 ’04

Wimbledon
Sept. 24 ’04

King Kong
Dec. 14 ’05

WARNER BROS.

Grind
Aug. 15

Aug. 22

Mystic River
Oct. 10

Sept. 19

The Whole Ten Yards
Oct. 17

Oct. 10

Untitled Mandy Moore Project
Jan. 7

Red indicates new entry *Stateside release

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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