Weekend Box Office Preview
Jan. 19, 2006

'Brokeback,' Globe winners getting post-award push

GOOSED BY THE GLOBES

Midweek B.O. biz for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is already heating up after its Globe win and ‘Walk the Line’ is expected to go wide again. Below is a sampling of how Globe Winners have fared the weekend after the ceremony.

Pic  
B.O. % uptick post Globes

The Hours  + 65  
Chicago   + 37
A Beautiful Mind    + 20
The Aviator    + 12
Lost in Translation

 

 + 8

BOWING
Movie

Title

Engagements
Underworld: Evolution

(Sony)

3,207
The End of the Spear (Rocky Mountain)

1,158

The New World (New Line)

811

Looking For Comedy in the Muslim World (Warner Ind.)
161

On the Outs (Polychrome) NY

11

Why We Fight (Sony Classics) LA, NY
6

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Slowhand) Chi, Minn.

3

Pizza (IFC) NY 1
EXPANDING
Brokeback Mountain (Focus) 683 – 1,194
Walk the Line (20th) 864 – 1,125
Match Point

(D’Works)

312 – 441

Transamerica (Weinstein Co.)

9 – 38

YEAR

TO DATE

(in

millions of $)

374

’05

(thru Jan. 17)

361

-3%

’06

(thru Jan, 16)

1. Underworld: Evolution

2. Hoodwinked

3. Glory Road

4. Last Holiday

5. Chronicles of Narnia

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RELEASE

DATES AND CHANGES

As

of Jan. 19

Movie Title
New date

Old date

FIRST LOOK

Wassup Rockers April 21  
The Proposition May 5 June 24
LIONSGATE

La Mujer de Mi Hermaino April 2nd qtr.
Crank Sept.  
Foodfight! Spring ’07 Nov. 17
PARAMOUNT

Failure to Launch
March 10

Feb. 10

PARAMOUNT CLASSICS

Ask the Dust
March 10

April 14

SAMUEL GOLDWYN/ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

What the Bleep?: Down the Rabbit Hole
Feb. 3

UNIVERSAL

Idlewild
TBA

March 10

WARNER INDEPENDENT

A Scanner Darkly
July 7

March 31

Red indicates new entry  

Source: ACNielsen EDI FilmSource

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