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Independence Day Long Weekend

July 4th, 2005

As with all long weekends, July Fourth will cause a one day delay in both Weekend Wrap-up and the Per Theatre Charts. They will be published on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. In the meantime, here are the studio estimates for the Top Ten, both over the 3-day weekend and the 4-day weekend.

  1. The War of the Worlds: $64.5 million / $77.6 million
  2. Batman Begins: $15.7 million / $18.7 million
  3. Mr. and Mrs. Smith: $10.2 million / $12.7 million
  4. Bewitched: $9.1 million / $10.8 million
  5. Herbie: Fully Loaded: $8.7 million / $10.5 million
  6. Madagascar: $5.4 million / $7.0 million
  7. Rebound: $5.0 million / $6.0 million
  8. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: $4.0 million / $5.0 million
  9. The Longest Yard: $2.9 million / $3.5 million
  10. George A. Romero's Land of the Dead: $2.7 million / $3.2 million

As for the overall box office, it was down on the year-to-year comparison for the 19th week in a row, and it wasn't even close. In fact, this year's four-day total may not beat last year's three-day total. Ouch.

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Filed under: Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Batman Begins, Madagascar, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Longest Yard, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Bewitched, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, Rebound