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April 8, 2004

'Alamo' saddles up for holiday B.O. battle

DUSTING OFF OATERS
Disney is hoping audiences will remember “The Alamo,” but only six Westerns in box office history have cracked the century mark.
TOP-GROSSING WESTERNS OF ALL TIME
Pic (Year)  
Domestic B.O.*
Dances With Wolves (’90)    184 
Blazing Saddles (’74)    120
Wild Wild West (’99)   114
Butch Cassidy and …. (’69)    102
Maverick (’94)    102
Unforgiven (’92)    101
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
The Whole Ten Yards (WB) 2,654
The Alamo (BV)
2,609
The Girl Next Door (20th)
2,148
Ella Enchanted (Miramax)
1,931
Johnson Family Vacation
(Fox Searchlight)*
1,318
Masti (Eros)
27
I’m Not Scared
(Miramax)
4
Twentynine Palms (Wellspring)
2
*bowed Wed.

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
1.9


’03
(thru April 6)

2.1
+11%

’04
(thru April 4)

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of April 7
Movie Title
New date
Old date
DISNEY
Cars Nov. 4, ’05  
IFC
The Intended
June 25
June 18
REGENT
Showboy
April 23
The Burial Society
May 28
The Hunting of the President
June 11
SMALL PLANET
Gypsy 83
April 16
April 2
THINKFILM
Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie
May 7
Estival Express
July 23
July 16
WELLSPRING
Nathalie
Fall
TBA
Goodbye Dragon Inn
Winter
TBA
Good Morning, Night
1st qtr. ’05
TBA

Red indicates new entry  
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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