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Theater Count Report: Five Movies Go Into Wide Release

January 6th, 2006

January is a slow box office month, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood... No less than five movies enter wide release this weekend: Hostel, Grandma's Boy and Bloodrayne are all new in theaters, while Munich and Casanova both expand from limited release. With many holiday holdovers still going strong, there are no less than 18 films in wide release. That's good for moviegoers, but will make it very hard for any movie to rise above the rest.

RankMovieTheatersChangeWeeks in
1Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The3,514-3395Buena Vista
2King Kong (2005)3,480-1474Universal
3Fun With Dick And Jane3,182+1263Sony
4Cheaper by the Dozen 23,108-1033Fox
5Rumor Has It2,766-493Warner Bros
6Hostel2,195New1Lion's Gate
7Family Stone, The2,085-3794Fox
8Grandma's Boy2,013New1Fox
9Ringer, The1,688-1653Fox Searchlight
10BloodRayne1,600New1Romar Entertainment

19Glory Road831New1Buena Vista (sneaks)
33Kill the Poor1New1IFC Films

Estimated Theater Counts for Next Week's Openers

Last Holiday2,500Paramount
Tristan & Isolde2,000Fox
Hoodwinked1,952Weinstein Co.
April's Shower5Regent Releasing
When the Sea Rises2New Yorker
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye2Palm
Film Geek1First Run
Glory RoadNot announcedBuena Vista

See the full theater count chart