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Weekend Box Office Preview
February 4, 2005

'Boogeyman' battles Super Bowl for B.O. glory

WEAK WEEKENDS

While Super Bowl weekend is notorious for being a dry spell at the box office, the period fares better then some post-holiday weekends.

TOTAL WEEKEND B.O. AVERAGE.*

Post Easter 

    95
Super Bowl  

    92
Post Thanksgiving  
    89
Post Labor Day  
    71
*in millions of $

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Boogeyman (Sony) 3,052
The Wedding Date (U) 1,695
Swimming Upstream (MGM) 17
Black (Yash Raj) 45
Shabad (Eros) 38
Sons of Prove (Halestone) 7
Rory O’Shea (Focus) NY, LA 3
Nobody Knows (IFC) NY 2
The Nomi Song (Palm) NY, LA 2
Daybreak (New Market) NY 1
EXPANDING
Hotel Rwanda (MGM) 417 – 823

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
562

’04

thru Feb. 1

642

+14%

’05

thru Jan. 30

1. Boogeyman

2. Hide & Seek

3. Million Dollar Baby

4. The Wedding Date

5. Are We There Yet?

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Feb. 3
Pic New date Old date
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
Bee Season Sept. 30  
IFC FILMS
Brothers May 6  
The Edukators Summer May 27
MIRAMAX
Mindhunters May 27 May 13
The Brothers Grimm July 29 Nov. 23
NEWMARKET FILMS
Downfall Feb. 18  
Rock School April 15 March
The Chumscrubber Summer  
WARNER BROS.
House of Wax May 6 April 29
The Dukes of Hazzard June 24 July 29
The Poseidon Adventure May 5, 2006  
Superman June 30, 2006 N/A
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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