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The Indie Top 10: 4.24.98 - 4.26.98

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire April 28, 1998 at 2:0AM

Edited by Mark RabinowitzA large majority of the Indie Top 10 remained in the same position, withArtisan's "Suicide Kings" staying atop the list, but dropping a hefty54% in gross and dropping more than $2,000 in per screen average.Strand's "I Think I Do" dropped only 6% in gross in its third week,gaining $700 in per sheet tally. Artisan's "Caught Up" seems poised fora drop out of the rankings, pulling in an anemic $378 per screen in itsninth week of release.In the specialty division ranks, Miramax's "Sliding Doors" opened on 117screens and posted a respectible per screen average of $7,135 and aweekend gross of $834,817, while "Two Girls and a Guy" opened withless-than-stellar numbers for Fox Searchlight. The James Toback picgrossed $649,423 on 316 screens for an average of just over$2,000 per screen. The pic-to-watch of the Spring, as far as specialtydivision films go, has to be Sony Pictures Classics' David Mamettwister, "The Spanish Prisoner," which continues to gross well, pickingup another quarter of a million smackers for an average of almost 7,500clams.
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Edited by Mark Rabinowitz




A large majority of the Indie Top 10 remained in the same position, with
Artisan's "Suicide Kings" staying atop the list, but dropping a hefty
54% in gross and dropping more than $2,000 in per screen average.
Strand's "I Think I Do" dropped only 6% in gross in its third week,
gaining $700 in per sheet tally. Artisan's "Caught Up" seems poised for
a drop out of the rankings, pulling in an anemic $378 per screen in its
ninth week of release.


In the specialty division ranks, Miramax's "Sliding Doors" opened on 117
screens and posted a respectible per screen average of $7,135 and a
weekend gross of $834,817, while "Two Girls and a Guy" opened with
less-than-stellar numbers for Fox Searchlight. The James Toback pic
grossed $649,423 on 316 screens for an average of just over
$2,000 per screen. The pic-to-watch of the Spring, as far as specialty
division films go, has to be Sony Pictures Classics' David Mamet
twister, "The Spanish Prisoner," which continues to gross well, picking
up another quarter of a million smackers for an average of almost 7,500
clams.

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++


SUICIDE KINGS (Artisan): $258,345 (-54%) -- Total: $1,016,633

Week #2 -- 145 Screens (+10) -- $1,782 average per screen


MRS. DALLOWAY (First Look): $112,633 (-37%) -- Total: $2,632,939

Week #10 -- 83 Screens (-7) -- $1,357 average per screen


LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (LGF): $110,730 (-28%) -- Total:
$2,078,441

Week #8 -- 75 Screens (-9) -- $1,476 average per screen


CHINESE BOX (Trimark): $73,221 (-25%) -- Total: $217,545

Week #2 -- 13 Screens (+1) -- $5,632 average per screen


I THINK I DO (Strand): $36,853 (-6%) -- Total: $139,249

Week #3 -- 8 Screens (-2) -- $4,607 average per screen


CAUGHT UP (Artisan): $34,776 (-52%) -- Total: $6,724,217

Week #9 -- 92 Screens (-112) -- $378 average per screen


KURT AND COURTNEY (Roxie): $30,285 (-25%) -- Total: $240,468

Week #9 -- 12 Screens -- (+4) -- $2,524 average per screen


DEJA VU (Rainbow): $28,710 -- Total: $31,973

*Premiere -- 7 Screens (+5) -- $4,101 average per screen


MARIUS AND JEANNETTE (New Yorker): $20,519 -- Total: $20,519

*Premiere -- 4 Screens -- $5,130 average per screen


FIREWORKS (Milestone): $15,790 (-27%) -- Total: $307,200

Week #6 -- 7 Screens (-4) -- $2,256 average per screen


[All box office figures are provided by Entertainment Data, Inc.
www.entdata.com]


[EDITOR'S NOTE: The Indie Top 10 lists the top grossing EDI tracked
films distributed by companies not owned or affiliated with major
studios or entertainment companies.]