HomeFilmBox Office Weekend Box Office Preview<br>January 9, 2004 Variety Staff Follow Us on Twitter @Variety Share This Article LinkedIn Email Print Talk January 8, 2004 | 06:41PM PT 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 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 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 Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Digital How to Live-Stream the Solar Eclipse Film Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91 TV Bill Nye Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Monday’s Solar Eclipse 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.