Weekend Box Office Preview
May 13, 2005

U anticipating long legs for 'Kicking'

LAUGHS LAST LONGER

Should Universal score with ‘Kicking and Screaming’, it will likely be in the long run. With the exception of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ most summer PG live-action fare has shown legs.

NO. OF WEEKS TO CROSS $100 MILLION

Scooby-Doo 

    2
Freaky Friday  

    6
Princess Diaries  
    7
Daddy Day Care  
    10
 

BOWING
Movie Title Engagements
Kicking and Screaming (U) 3,457
Monster-in-Law (New Line) 3,424
Unleashed (Rogue/Focus) 1,955
Mindhunters (Dimension/Miramax) 1,040
Layer Cake (Sony Classics) NY, LA 10
Modigliani (Innovation) LA 8
Up for Grabs (Laemmle/Zeller) LA 4
Lost (Silvercrest) LA 3
Mad Hot Ballroom (Par Classics) NY 2
Kings and Queen (Wellspring) NY 2
Ma Mere (TLA) NY, LA 2
Tell Them Who You Are (ThinkFilm) LA 1

YEAR TO DATE
(in billions of $)
2.8

’04

thru May 9

2.6

-7%

’05

thru May 8

1. Kicking & Screaming

2. Kingdom of Heaven

3. House of Wax

4. Monster-in-Law

5. Hitchhiker’s Guide…

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RELEASE DATES AND CHANGES
As of May 12
Pic New date Old date
FOCUS FEATURES
The Constant Gardener Aug. 26 Oct. 14
Cry Wolf Sept. 23 Aug. 5
INNOVATION
Crazy Like a Fox Oct. May 13
LIONS GATE
Waiting Sept. 23 Oct. 7
Lord of War Oct. 14  
SONY CLASSICS
Heights June 17 June 10
The Alzheimer Case Aug. 19  
WARNER INDEPENDENT
Everything is Illuminated Sept. 16 Aug. 12
Paradise Now Oct. 14 Sept. 23
Red indicates new entry
Source: Nielsen EDI Filmsource

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