HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office PreviewJanuary 16, 2004 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk January 15, 2004 | 10:05PM PT '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 EXPANDING 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. Visit Moviefone View opening films 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 Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Biz Steve Bannon Out as Trump’s Chief Strategist TV Netflix’s ‘The Defenders’ Set for Binge-Viewing Record TV MSNBC Tops Cable in Total Viewers for First Time Ever TV ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Before They Were Famous (PHOTOS) Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies? Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview Emmys: As Final Voting Begins, One Last Stand for Broadcast? Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.