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Company Town Film Profit Report

November 07, 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 Nov. 3--5:

Highlights:

* "Charlie's Angels" should turn a tidy profit for Sony and could be the beginning of a franchise for the studio.

* "The Legend of Bagger Vance," for which DreamWorks has only domestic rights, will fail to break even.

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

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Box- Estimated office cost, in Movie title Studio rank millions Meet the Parents Universal/DreamWorks 2 $55 Remember the Titans Disney 4 30

Projected U.S. box-office receipts, Movie title in millions Meet the Parents $150 Remember the Titans 110

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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 Charlie's Angels Sony 1 $92 $140 Blair Witch 2 Artisan 5 15 30 The Contender DreamWorks 12 9 20 Best in Show Warner Bros. 11 6 15 Little Vampire New Line 8 22 15

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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 Legend of Drunken Master Dimension 10 2 $11

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Losers (more than $5 million in loss)

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Box- Estimated office cost, in Movie title Studio rank millions Bedazzled Fox 6 48 Pay It Forward Warner Bros. 7 40 The Legend of Bagger Vance DreamWorks 3 60 Lucky Numbers Paramount 9 65

Projected U.S. box-office receipts, Movie title in millions Bedazzled $40 Pay It Forward 34 The Legend of Bagger Vance 33 Lucky Numbers 11

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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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