Weekend Box Office Preview
July 23, 2004

WILTING IN THE HEAT

Releasing a pic in more than 3,000 theaters has typically been a formula for box office success in July. However, the following saturated releases failed to connect with their auds — a fate “Catwoman” and “Bourne Supremacy” hope not to repeat.

Pic
 

 Opening B.O.

 

 Final*

League of Extraordinary…
 23
 

 66

Tomb Raider 2
 22
 

 66

Stuart Little 2
 15
 

 65

King Arthur
 15
 

 38**

Sinbad
 7
 

 26

*Domestic B.O. in millions of $ **Still in release

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
The Bourne Supremacy (U) 3,162
Catwoman (WB) 3,117
At Home at the End of the World (Warner Ind.) NY, LA, San Francisco 5
Zatoichi (Miramax) NY, LA, San Francisco 4
Ju-On: The Grudge (Vitagraph) NY, LA 3
Festival Express (Thinkfilm) San Francisco 1
Free Radicals (Kino) NY 1
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (Sag Harbor) NY 1

YEAR TO DATE
(in

billions of $)

4.9

’03

(thru July 20)

5.2

+6%

’04

(thru July 18)

1. The Bourne Supremacy

2. I, Robot

3. Catwoman

4. Spider-Man 2

5. Anchorman

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of July 15
Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

The Wild April ’06
FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Millions Nov. 24
Melinda and Melinda March 18
IDP DISTRIBUTION

Rosenstrasse Aug. 20 July 30
Remember Me, My Love Sept. 3 Aug. 20
Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War Sept. 10 Sept. 17
Tying the Knot Oct. 1 Oct. 8
Walk on Water April 1
MGM

Fascination Oct. 15 Sept. 17
SONY CLASSICS

In My Country Jan. 28 Oct. 1
 

Red indicates new entry

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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