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June 6, 2003

May-June comparison, film bows, release date changes

JUNE STILL JAMS AUDS IN

Even though the May box office has flourished over the past five years with record bows, the frame has yet to outpace June’s take. Today, U’s “2 Fast 2 Furious” unspools as the first June ’03 wide release.

 

1000








500

522

571


632

677

614

618


302

847

878

962


May
June May June May June May June May June
1998
1999 2000 2001 2002
*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
2 Fast 2 Furious (U) 3,408
Whale Rider (Newmarket) NY, LA
9
Love the Hard Way (Kino) NY 6
The Eye (Palm Pictures) NY, LA
4

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
3.6


’02
(thru June 2)

3.3
-8%


’03

(thru June 1)

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1. Finding Nemo

2. 2 Fast 2 Furious

3. Bruce Almighty

4. The Italian Job

5. The Matrix Reloaded

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 5
Pic
New date
Old date
DREAMWORKS
Anything Else
Sept. 19
FOX
From Justin to Kelly
June 20

June 13
Mission Without Permission
Jan. 16
Welcome to Mooseport
Feb. 6
Feb. 13
MIRAMAX
Duplex Nov. 14 Oct.
Bad Santa Nov. 26 Oct. 24
Jersey Girl 1st qtr. 2nd qtr.
Ella Enchanted April 23 Spring
SONY
Gigli
July 30
Aug. 1
The Medallion
Aug. 22
Oct. 17
Breakup Handbook
2nd qtr.
1st qtr.
WARNER BROS.
I’ll Be There
Aug. 1
July 25
Matchstick Men
Sept. 12
Aug. 8
The Big Bounce
1st qtr.
Sept. 12
Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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