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Company Town Film Profit Report

November 28, 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. 22-26:

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

Box- Estimated office cost, in Movie title Studio rank millions The Grinch Universal 1 $123 Meet the Parents Universal/DreamWorks 9 55 Charlie's Angels Sony 5 92 Remember the Titans Disney 11 30 Rugrats in Paris Paramount 4 30

Projected U.S. box-office receipts, Movie title in millions The Grinch $250 Meet the Parents 158 Charlie's Angels 140 Remember the Titans 115 Rugrats in Paris 90

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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 Unbreakable Disney 2 $75 $100 Men of Honor Fox 8 33 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 102 Dalmatians Disney 3 $85 $60 Bounce Miramax 6 35 35

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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 The 6th Day Sony 7 $82 Little Nicky New Line 10 80 The Legend of Bagger Vance DreamWorks 12 60

Projected U.S. box-office receipts, Movie title in millions The 6th Day $40 Little Nicky 40 The Legend of Bagger Vance 32

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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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