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Weekend Box Office Preview<br>January 9, 2004

CARRYOVERS

CHILL-OUT

The latest “Lord of the Rings” pic is continuing its strong

grosses from 2003 into 2004. Carryovers, typically half the overall

winter B.O., slipped in 2003.

Year  B.O.

FOR THE WINTER CARRYOVERS (Jan.-mid-March)*

1999   573

 

2000   600
2001   794
2002   784
2003   595
 *in millions of $ for pics from previous

year

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Chasing Liberty

(WB)

2,400
My Baby’s Daddy (Miramax)

1,447

The Home Teachers (Halestorm)

20

The

Battle of Algiers (re)(Rialto)

7

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Lantern)

NY,LA

3

Yves

St. Laurent: 5, Avenue Marceau … (Empire)* NY

2

Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times (Empire)*

NY

2

*bowed Wed.

EXPANSION
Big Fish (Sony) 125

– 2,406

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
9.3

’03

(thru Jan. 5, 2003)

9.2

-1%

’04

(thru Jan. 4, 2004)

Note: Each year ends

through the first weekend of the following year.

1. Big Fish

2. Return of the King

3. Cheaper by the Dozen

4. Something’s Gotta…

5. Cold Mountain

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of January 8

Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Confessions

of Teenage Drama…

February 20  
EROS

Khakee
January 23

FOX

Welcome

to Mooseport

February 13

February 20

Dodge Ball: A True

Underdog…

June 18

June 25

Garfield
June 25

June 18

Kingdom

of Heaven

May 6, 2005

INNOVATION

A Foreign Affair March 26 4th qtr.
MIRAMAX

Dear Frankie

September 10

J.M. Barrie’s Neverlandd>

October 22

October 8

NEW YORKER

Distant
February 27

SONY

Little Black Book
October 15

Fall

John Grisham’s Skipping…
November 24

December 10

 

Red indicates new entry 

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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