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Weekend Box Office Preview
November 24, 2004

'Treasure' hoping to hold top spot against 'Alexander'

TURKEY BOWS GO FOWL

Early November tentpoles such as ‘Harry Potter’ and the Bond pics have ruled the Thanks giving frame, leaving little room for new hits. ‘National Treasure’ will try to hold on to the top spot for a second weekend.

AVERAGE B.O. FOR THANKSGIVING 5-DAY BOW*

1999 

    56
2000 

    36
2001 
    18
2002 
    10
2003 

 

  20

*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Christmas With the Kranks &(Sony)* 3,393
Alexander (WB)* 2,445
Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (Magniolia) 4
A Very Long Engagement (Warner Indep.) NY, LA 4
Straight Jacket (Regent) LA 3
Notre Musique (Wellspring) NY* 1
Purple Butterfly (Palm) NY 1
EXPANDING
Finding Neverland (Miramax) 57 – 513
*Bows Wednesday

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
7.8

’03

thru Nov. 23

8.0

+2%

’04

thru Nov. 21

1. Christmas With the Kranks

2. Alexander

3. National Treasure

4. SpongeBob SquarePants…

5. The Incredibles

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 23
Pic New date Old date
BUENA VISTA
The Life Aquatic Dec. 10 Dec. 25
EMPIRE
Monsieur N. Jan. 21 Dec. 3
KINO INTL.
A Talking Picture Dec. 10  
Watermarks Jan. 21  
MIRAMAX
Bride and Prejudice Feb. 11 Dec. 25
SONY
Man of the House Feb. 25 April 8
UNIVERSAL
The Interpreter April 22 Feb. 18
Serenity Sept. 30 April 22
Jarhead Nov. 11 Sept. 30
The 40 Year-Old Virgin Nov. 23 ’05  
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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