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Weekend Box Office Preview
May 21, 2004

'Shrek' sequel poised to clean up the green

CGI HIGHS

As the only frosh wide release this weekend, “Shrek 2” is set to trounce all previous CGI pic bows.

TOP OPENING CGI PICS

Pic

 

Opening B.O.*

Finding Nemo   70

 

Monsters, Inc.    63
Toy Story 2**   57
Ice Age   46
Shrek   42
Dinosaur   39
 *in millions of $ **first weekend of wide release

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Shrek 2 (DreamWorks)* 4,163
Stateside (IDP)

156

Love Me if You Dare (Par Classics) LA, NY

3

S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (First Run)* NY, Chicago
2

Control Room (Magnolia) NY

1

My Mother Likes Women (Norador) NY
1

Twist (Strand) NY

1

*bowed Wed.

YEAR TO DATE
(in

billions of $)

2.87

’03

(thru May 18)

2.91

+1%

’04

(thru May 16)

1. Shrek 2

2. Troy

3. Van Helsing

4. Mean Girls

5. Breakin’ All the Rules

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.

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of May 20
Movie Title
New date

Old date

DREAMWORKS

The Wallace & Gromit Movie Oct. 7 ’05 Sept. 30 ’05
MIRAMAX

Zatoichi July June 4
Dear Frankie TBA June 18
REGENT

The Burial Society July May 28
Merci Docteur Rey Aug. 13 July 23
Yes Nurse! No Nurse! Sept. 3 Aug. 6
Pauly Shore Is Dead Sept. May
Callas Forever Oct. Sept.
THINKFILM

Bright Young Things Aug. 20 Aug. 6
UNIVERSAL

Tru Blu June 3 ’05  
WARNER BROS.

Sisterhood of the Traveling… June 3 ’05  
Syriana July 29 ’05  
 

Red indicates new entry 

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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