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January 23, 2004

'Polly' continues B.O. date as 'Tad,' 'Butterfly' cut in

JANUARY

HIGHS

Touting the highest opening ever for a January frosh pic, “Along

Came Polly” is positioned to become one of the month’s top-grossing

release, none of which has ever crossed $100 million.

 Pic (Year)   
Opening

B.O.*               Total

B.O.*

 Along Came Polly (’04)

36**  

 Save the Last Dance(’01)  

28**  91

 Hand That Rocks the Cradle

(’92) 

8  88

 Snow Dogs (’02)  

24**  81

 Kangaroo Jack (’03)  

22** 67

 *in millions of $ for new releases,

not reissues **four-day bow

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Win a Date With

Tad Hamilton! (DreamWorks)

2,711
The Butterfly Effect (New Line)

2,605

Khakee (Eros)

43

Touching

the Void (IFC)

5

Wooly Boys (Mac Releasing)

5

Made-up

(Sisterfilm) NY

3

Mystic River (WB)

133-1,327

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

millions of $)

338

’03

(thru Jan. 20)

314

-7%

’04

(thru Jan. 19)

1. The Butterfly Effect

2. Along Came Polly

3. Win a Date With…

4. Big Fish

5. Return of the King

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Jan. 22

Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Raising Helen May 26 Sept. 17
Mr. 3000 Sept. 24 May 14
FOX SEARCHLIGHT

The

Clearing

May 21

TBA

MGM

Wicker

Park

Sept. 3  
Beauty

Shop

Nov. 24  
Amityville*
Jan. 14 ’05

Sept. 3

NEW LINE

The Notebook
July 23

July 30

SONY

Secret Window March 12 April 23
13 Going on 30
April 23

May 28

Breakin’ All the

Rules

April 30 March 26
THINKFILM

Festival

Express

July

Bright

Young Things

August

 

Red indicates new entry

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource  *formerly Amityville Horror

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