Weekend Box Office Preview
January 16, 2004

'King,' 'Mountain' hope to push holiday B.O.

WEAKENED

WEEKEND

Despite the presence of “The Lord of the Rings” in the marketplace,

Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend last year continued to be off from

its 2001 high. Three wide bows and a “Cold Mountain” expansion

are on top for the four-day frame.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEKEND B.O.*

1999 

    125
2000 

    128
2001       171
2002

 

    151
2003 

    151
*

in millions of $ for the Friday-Monday frame

BOWING
Movie Title

Engagements

Along Came

Polly (U)

2,984
Torque (WB) 2,463
Disney’s

Teacher’s Pet (BV)

2,027
Tokyo Godfathers

(Samuel Goldwyn) NY, LA

8
Crimson

Gold (Wellspring) NY

2
Cuba: Island

of Music

(Cinema Four) NY

1
The Tracker

(Artmatten) NY

1

Cold Mountain (Miramax)

2,302-2,802

YEAR TO DATE
(in

millions of $)

153

’03

thru Jan. 12

145

-5%

’04

thru Jan. 11

  Note: First Jan. wknd. is end
  of previous B.O. year.

1. Along Came Polly

2. Torque

3. Big Fish

4. Return of the King

5. Cold Mountain

AOL Moviefone derives its Top Five Most Requested films from activity on its Web site. The Top Five have 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 January 15

Pic New date Old date
FOX

Welcome

to Mooseport

Feb. 29 Feb. 13
LIONS

GATE

Dogville March 26 March 19
Eulogy May 28 May 21
The

Cookout

Aug. Summer
Final Cut Sept. TBA
MGM
Osama Feb. 6 Jan. 30
PALM

PICTURES

Highwaymen Feb. 13 TBA
PALM

PICTURES

La

Mentale, the Code

Feb. 13  
Rosenstrasse May 7  
SONY
Breakin’ All

the Rules

March 26 April 30
Fun

with Dick and Jane

June 24 ’05  
PALM

PICTURES

She

Hate Me

July 30  
Red

indicates new entry

Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource
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