Release Date: August 16, 2002
Moved up from August 30, 2002
Limited release


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Telling the tale of two historians who fall for each other when they find that their subjects were historical lovers, Possession seems destined for a small release that will likely rely on word-of-mouth in order to increase its box office. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by indie director Neil Labute, the movie's release date has been pushed around many times, and, as of this writing, is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2002 release.

Considering the highbrow subject matter and the numerous times it has been rescheduled, Possession seems destined to It will most likely enjoy a small but moderately-successful release, and fade away before this sentence ends.   (Walid Habboub/BOP)

April 11, 2002
Possession has been pushed back once again. It had moved to July 26th from a June release, but now has been shifted to Labor Day weekend. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

May 31, 2002
Variety now indicates that Possession will open on August 16th. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Possession
Main Cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Trevor Eve, Toby Stephens, Anna Massey
Supporting Cast Holly Aird, Felicity Brangan, Craig Crosbie, Graham Crowden, Henry Ian Cusick, Holly Earl, Elodie Frenck, Tom Hickey
Director Neil LaBute
Screenwriter David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute
Distributor USA Films
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.possession-movie.com/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 102 minutes
Screen Count 619
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Ghost 7/13/9012.19 17.41 1101 11072.00 15217.4 217.63 310.97 17.85
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Snow Falling on Cedars 1/7/003.91 4.37 1150 3400.00 3658.6 14.38 16.08 3.63
Shakespeare in Love 1/22/993.63 4.32 655 5542.00 6327.5 100.24 119.45 21.48
Joy Luck Club, The 9/10/933.01 4.38 481 6258.00 8767.2 32.78 47.74 6.95
English Patient, The 12/13/961.78 2.42 683 2606.00 3419.6 78.72 107.39 36.22
Red Violin, The 6/25/990.73 0.86 250 2920.00 3333.9 9.47 11.28 9.47



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