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November 12, 2004

'Bridget' sequel hoping to romance its way to the top

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

U’s ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,’ bowing today, is in rare company: It’s only the fourth romantic comedy sequel ever to be released.

ROMANTIC COMEDY SEQUELS’ B.O.*

Princess Diaries 2 (’04)       94
Arthur 2 (’88)  

    15
Mannequin 2 (’91)       4
*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
The Polar Express (WB)* 3,650
After the Sunset (New Line) 2,819
Seed of Chucky (Focus) 2,061
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (U) 530
Veer Zaara (Yash Raj) 88
Finding Neverland (Miramax) 8
Kinsey (Fox Searchlight ) NY, LA 5
La Petite Lili (First Run), NY 1
Overnight (ThinkFilm) NY* 1
Who Killed Bambi? (Strand) NY 1
*bowed Wed.

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
7.5

’03

thru Nov. 9

7.6
+1%


’04

thru Nov. 7

1. The Incredibles

2. Polar Express

3. After the Sunset

4. Ray

5. Seed of Chucky

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 11
Pic New date Old date
CASTLE HILL
A Fond Kiss Nov. 26  
EMPIRE PICTURES
Monsieur N. Dec. 3 Nov.
INNOVATION FILM GROUP
Modigliani Dec. Nov.
MAGNOLIA
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior Feb. Nov. 19
SONY
The Fog Oct. 21  
SONY CLASSICS
Imaginary Heroes Feb. 11 Feb. 4
Up & Down Feb. 25  
In My Country March 4 Feb. 11
Look at Me April 1 Feb. 25
Layer Cake April 15  
3-Iron April 29  
Beautiful Country May 13  
Saving Face May 27  
Heights June 10  
Yes June 24  
Saraband July 8  
November July 22  
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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