Weekend Box Office Preview
March 24, 2005

'Miss Congeniality' sequel hoping to win B.O. award

FUNNY MONEY

Comedy pics are flying high at the box office thanks to the carryover success of U’s ‘Meet the Fockers’ and Sony’s ‘Are We there Yet?’ Business should get better with today’s entries, ‘Guess Who’ and ‘Miss Congeniality 2.’

COMEDY B.O.*

700

600

500

400

300


200



278

289

205

189

276

366

391

264

330

604

’96

’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05

*in millions of dollars.

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Miss Congeniality 2 (WB)* 3,183
Guess Who (Sony)

3,147

D.E.B.S. (Destination/Samuel Goldwyn)

45
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (IFC) NY, LA

4

Old Boy

(Tartan) NY, LA, Chi

4
Nina’s Tragedies (Wellspring) NY

3

Mondovino (ThinkFilm)† 7
Melinda and Melinda (Fox Searchlight) 1-92
*bows today †bowed Wed

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
1.73

’04

(thru March 20)

1.72

-1%

’05

(thru March 21)

 
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1. Miss Congeniality 2

2. Guess Who

3. The Ring Two

4. Robots

5. The Pacifier

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of March 22

Pic
New date

Old date

BUENA VISTA

Valiant
Aug. 19

April 5

FIRST RUN

Le Grand Role
May 6

FOX

X-men 3 May 26 ’06 May 5 ’06
Big Momma’s House 2 Dec. 16  
INNOVATION FILM GROUP

Crazy Like a Fox
May 13

TBA

MAGNOLIA PICTURES

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
May 13

ZEITGEIST

Writer of O
May 4

The World
Summer

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Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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