Weekend Box Office Preview
May 30, 2003

Summertime toons, film bows, release dates

TOON SEASON

Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” should kickstart the summer today. It is the first of three studio animated projects opening over the next month, giving 2003 a chance at being a record toon summer.

TOTAL ANIMATED SUMMER B.O.*



300


200


100

67


266

146

115


92

194

243

365
395

256

93
94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02

*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Finding Nemo (BV) 3,374
The Italian Job (Par)
2,633
Wrong Turn (Fox) 1,615
Together (MGM/UA)
6
Capturing the Friedmans (Magnolia) NY 3
The Three Marias (Empire Pictures) NY
1

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
3.4


’02

(thru May 26)

3.1
-9%

’03
(thru May 25)

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1. Finding Nemo

2. Bruce Almighty

3. The Matrix Reloaded

4. The Italian Job

5. Daddy Day Care

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 30
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New date
Old date
BUENA VISTA
Open Range
August 15
coming

Under the Tuscan Sun
September 12
September 19
Cold Creek Manor
September 19
Calendar

Girls

December 19
December
The Alamo
December 25
December
Miracle
January 30, 2004
coming
Teacher’s Pet
February 6, 2004
The Incredibles
November 5, 2004
National Treasure
November, 2004
coming
King Arthur
December, 2004
The Young Black Stallion (large format)
December 25
December
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
Broken Lizard’s Club Dread
February 27, 2004
coming
MIRAMAX
Valentin 3rd quarter June 27
Prozac Nation 4th quarter June 6
My Baby’s Mama 1st quarter, 2004 October 24
Jersey Girl 2nd quarter, 2004 November 7
SONY CLASSICS
Cuckoo
July 11
June 27
My Life Without Me
September 26
September 19
The Statement
December 12
November 21
The Fog of War
Decembr 26
Red indicates new entry
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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