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April 23, 2004

Femme-skewing '13' takes on 'Man,' action pack

SUMMER JUMPSTART

Today, Fox’s “Man on Fire” and Sony-Revolution’s “13 Going on 30” hope to break three-day records for April. This

month’s champs:

TOP APRIL OPENERS

Pic (Year)

 

Opening B.O.*

Anger

Management (’03)  

 42

 

The Scorpion King (’02)    36
The Matrix

(’99)**  

 28
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (’04)    25
Hellboy (’04)

 

 23
 *in millions of $ **bowed on March

31

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
13 Going on 30

(Sony/Revolution)

3,438
Man on Fire* (20th)

2,979

Clifford’s Really Big Movie (WB)

471

Secret Planet** (BV)
18

Close Your Eyes (First Look)

17

The Agronomist (ThinkFilm)
8

This So-called Disaster** (IFC) NY

1

The Twilight Samurai

(Empire)

1

*Opened Wed in NY and LA

**Opened Thursday

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
2.2

’03

(thru Apr. 20)

2.4

+9%

’04

(thru Apr. 18)

1. Man on Fire

2. 13 Going on 30

3. Kill Bill Vol. 2

4. The Punisher

5. Johnson Family…

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of April 22
Movie Title
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Aliens of the Deep Jan. 14  
Ice Princess Dec. 25  
The Life Aquatic Dec. 25 Dec.
Mars Sept. 16 ’05  
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie Feb. 11  
The Hitchhiker’s Guide… June 3 ’05  
Chicken

Little

July 1 ’05 TBA
Herbie Aug. 3 ’05  
MGM/UA

Sleepover
July 9 ’05

MIRAMAX

Internal Affairs
Sept. 10

Aug. 20

Aviator*

Dec. 17

Underclassmen
Jan. 14

PARAMOUNT

Sky

Captain and the World of…

Sept. 17

June 25

What’s

It All About…

TBA

Sept. 17

SONY CLASSICS

Country of My Skull
Sept. 3

Sept. 17

SONY

White Chicks
June 23

June 25

UNIVERSAL

White

Noise

Nov. 12

4th qtr.

The Interpreter
Feb. 18

*Miramax now has domestic distribution. Former distrib

was WB.

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

 

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