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November 5, 2004

Pixar hoping for 'Incredible' pic bow

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Today, Pixar-Disney’s PG-rated ‘The Incredibles’ hopes to super-size the B.O. for year-end family fare, which has been off in recent years from its 2001 high when the first ‘Harry Potter’ cast its spell upon auds.

PG- & G-RATED BOX OFFICE B.O.*

1999 

    416
2000 

    438
2001 
    557
2002 
    501
2003 

 

  525

*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
The Incredibles (BV/Pixar) 3,933
Alfie (Par) 2,215
Fade to Black (Par Classics) 170
Callas Forever (Regent) 23
Intoxicating (Rogue Arts), LA 3
Bear Club (TLA) NY 1
Still, the Children Are Here (First Run/Icarus) NY 1
EXPANDING
Ray (U) 2,006-2,914

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
7.3

’03

thru Nov. 2

7.5

+3%

’04

thru Oct. 31

1. The Incredibles

2. Ray

3. Alfie

4. The Grudge

5. Saw

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Nov. 4
Pic New date Old date
LIONS GATE
Keys to the House Dec. 22  
A Love Song for Bobby Long Jan. 21 Jan.
Alone in the Dark Jan. 28  
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Feb. 18 2nd qtr.
Crash April 29 TBA
High Tension June 3 1st qtr.
Happy Endings July 15 2nd qtr.
The Devil’s Rejects Aug. 12 TBA
Saw 2 Oct. 28  
House of D TBA 2nd qtr.
Undead TBA 2nd qtr.
MIRAMAX
Finding Neverland Nov. 24  
Zu Warriors Aug. 19  
Ritual Sept. 2  
Alien Love Triangle Sept. 16  
NEW LINE
The Upside of Anger March 11 Dec. 29
SONY
Exorcism of Emily Rose Sept. 9  
Oliver Twist Sept. 30  
Underworld 2 Nov. 23  
UNIVERSAL
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Limited, goes wide Nov. 19) Nov. 12 Nov. 19
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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