Weekend Box Office Preview
May 2, 2003

MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK

With a theater count of 3,741, Fox’s “X2” is taking on Col’s “Spider-Man” for the highest per-screen May average ever for a pic in more than 3,600 locales.

OPENING WEEKEND PER THEATER AVERAGES*



$30K


$20K

$31,800
$27,480

25,317

23,391

20,035

theaters

3,615
3,281 3,161 3,214 3,401
Spider-Man
Lost World Star Wars 2 Pearl Harbor Mummy Returns
*for the highest 3-day weekend May openers of all-time

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
X2 (Fox) 3,741
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (BV)
2,825
The Dancer Upstairs (Fox Searchlight) 13
Owning Mahoney (SPC) LA, NY
9
New Suit (Trillion) LA/NY 7
Blue Car (Miramax)
6
Manfest (Hollywood Global)FL 1
Spellbound* (ThinkFilm) NY
1
*bowed April 30

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
2.6


’02

(thru April 28)

2.3
-12%

’03
(thru April 27)
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1. X2

2. Identity

3. Lizzie McGuire …

4. Holes

5. Anger Management

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 May 1
Pic
New date

Old date
FOX
I, Robot
July 16, 2004
July 2, 2004
LIONS GATE
Civil Brand
August 22
TBA
Cabin Fever
September 12
Summer
Wonderland
September 26
August
Shattered Glass
October 24
3rd qtr.
The Cooler
November 21
September 19
Girl With a Pearl Earring
December 12
November 14
MIRAMAX
Bad Santa October 24  
PARAMOUNT

Beyond Borders
October 24
TBA
PATHFINDER
Loco Love
June 13
Luna Papa
July 25
The Story of O
August
TBA
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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