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Company Town Film Profit Report

August 01, 2000|RICHARD NATALE

This report is based on projections of total U.S. box-office gross from a consensus of industry sources and studio financial models. The U.S. returns represent only 20% of a film's final revenue, which includes income from video, TV and overseas theatrical release. Typical industry marketing costs are factored into this profit analysis. Results for the weekend of July 28-30:

$$ Mega-Moneymakers ($50 million or more in profit)

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions Nutty Professor II Universal 1 $84 $160 Scary Movie Dimension 4 19 150 X-Men Fox 3 75 Chicken Run DreamWorks SKG 10 45 100

Movie title Nutty Professor II Scary Movie X-Men 150 Chicken Run

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$Moneymakers ($10 million or more in profit)

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions The Perfect Storm Warner Bros. 5 $120 $180 Me, Myself and Irene Fox 12 51 90 Pokemon 2000 Warner Bros. 6 5 45

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?Tossups ($5 million in profit or loss)

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions What Lies Beneath DreamWorks/Fox 2 $100 $125 The Patriot Sony 8 110 115 Disney's The Kid Buena Vista 7 65 65 Magic Railroad Dimension 9 19 17

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Losers (more than $5 million in loss)

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions Loser Sony 11 $20 $16

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Notes: Cost estimates are for production only. Only half of box-office receipts come back to the studio.

If you have information or comments about the chart, call (213) 237-2001 or send e-mail to company.town@latimes.com. Send faxes to (213) 237-7837.

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