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Theater Counts

September 1st, 2005

Labor Day weekend is traditionally a backwater for the movie industry. Studios generally try to avoid releasing strong movies for the last holiday weekend of the Summer, since September is the slowest box office month of the year. So it's perhaps not surprising to see only one significant wide release. But Transporter 2 could be a rare exception to the "don't release for Labor Day" rule. It is at least getting a very wide release, starting in 3,303 theaters. That makes it the most widely distributed movie in the US.

RankMovieTheatersChangeWeeks in
1Transporter 2, The3,303New1Fox
3Brothers Grimm, The3,098+112Miramax
440 Year-old Virgin, The2,915+473Universal
5March of the Penguins2,506+11211Warner Independent
6Four Brothers2,435-2144Paramount
7Skeleton Key, The2,430-3544Universal
8Wedding Crashers, The2,416-3218New Line
9Cave, The2,195n/c2Sony
10Dukes of Hazzard, The2,011-8805Warner Bros.

14Constant Gardener, The1,346New1Focus
17Sound of Thunder, A816New1Warner Bros.
20Unfinished Life, An741New1Miramax (sneaks, Sat. and Sun.)
46Margaret Cho: Assassin8New1Regent
47Games of Love and Chance1New1New Yorker
48Clan, Le1New1TLA Releasing
49William Eggleston in the Real World1New1Palm/Manga

Estimated Theater Counts for Next Week's Openers

Exorcism of Emily Rose2,900Sony
Man, The1,800New Line
Unfinished Life, An400Miramax
Answering the CallNot announcedIlluminare Ent.
Cote d'AzurNot announcedStrand

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