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Weekend Box Office Preview
August 5, 2005

'Duke' boys driving to stop summer slump

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST

‘Rush Hour’ and ‘American Pie 2’ set the August B.O. standard in 2001. But receipts for summer’s final month have ebbed ever since.

Year 
August B.O.*
2000  696
2001  877
2002  739
2003  788
2004  729
 *in millions of $

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
The Dukes of Hazzard

(WB)

3,785
Saint Ralph (Samuel Goldwyn)

61

My Date With Drew (Slowhand)

58

The Chumscrubber (Picturehouse)
28

Broken Flowers (Focus)

27

Secuestro Express (Miramax)
8

Junebug (Sony Classics) NY, LA*

7

2046 (Sony Classics) NY, LA 4
*Bowed Wed

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

billions of $)

5.6

’04

(thru Aug. 1)

5.2

-7%

’05

(thru July 31)

1. Dukes of Hazzard

2. Wedding Crashers

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4. Sky High

5. Stealth

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Aug. 4

Movie Title
New date

Old date

FOX

Supercross Aug. 17 Aug. 19
Cheaper by the Dozen Dec. 21  
Grandma’s Boy Jan. 6  
Untitled Romantic Comedy Jan. 13  
Bog Momma’s House 2 Jan. 27 Dec. 16
The Hills Have Eyes March 10  
Just My Luck March 17  
FOX SEARCHLIGHT

Bee Season Nov. 11 Nov. 4
Confetti
April 14

MIRAMAX

Daltry Calhoun
Sept. 23

SONY

RV
March 17

SONY CLASSICS

White Countess Nov. 23 Nov. 4
Hidden (Cache) Dec. 23  
Why We Fight Jan. 20  
Art School Confidential
Spring

Sept. 30

UNIVERSAL

You, Me & Dupree Aug. 4 ’06  
WARNER BROS.

Lucky You
March 17

Dec. 16

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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