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Weekend Box Office Preview <br>January 7, 2005

'Fockers' faces formidable foes for B.O. records

LEADING INTO THE NEW YEAR

Despite its strong legs, ‘Meet the Fockers’ has a long way to go this month if it wants to outstrip some of the frame’s top carryovers — a list that’s crowded with epics and Oscar contenders.

TOP JANUARY CARRYOVERS

Pic (year of release/carryover)
January B.O.*
Titanic(’97 – ’98)

158

Cast Away (’00 – ’01)

86
LOTR: Return of the King (’03 – ’04)
83
LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (’01 – ’02)  
78
LOTR: The Two Towers (’02 – ’03)

75
A Beautiful Mind (’01 – ’02)
75
Catch Me if You Can (’02 – ’03)
71

  *in

millions of $  

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
White Noise (U) 2,258

Travellers and Magicians (Zeitgeist) SF

3

Solitude (Indican) NY 2
Kinsey (Fox Searchlight) 228 – 588
Birth (New Line) 5 – 453
Million Dollar Baby (WB) 9 – 108
Hotel Rwanda (MGM) 7 – 105

YEAR TO DATE*
(in billions of $)
9.17

2003

 

9.21

+.5%

2004

RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of Jan. 6
Pic
New date
Old date
BUENA VISTA
Howl’s Moving Castle
June
Pirates of the Caribbean 2
July 7, ’06
DREAMWORKS
Flushed Away
Nov. 3, ’06
FOCUS FEATURES
The Ice Harvest
Nov. 4
TBA
LIONS GATE
Dying for Dolly 4th qtr.  
MGM
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood
May 6
Feb. 25
SONY
Monster House
July 21, ’06
WELLSPRING
Milk and Honey March 18 Jan. 21
Palindromes April 13 April 8
Wild Side June March
Nathalie TBA March
Red indicates new entry                            
Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource