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The Indie Top 10 and the Other Top 5: 1.9.98 - 1.11.98

by Eugene Hernandez




Nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards last week, Kasi Lemmon's "Eve's
Bayou
" remained firmly on top of the Indie Top 10 list this past weekend.
With no new entries on EDI's tracking service, the Top 10 included a sampling
of films from 1997


The Other Top 5 lists featured a couple of films ("Good Will Hunting" and
"Wag the Dog") which expanded this past weekend. Sony Classics' "Ma Vie En
Rose
," in its third week, remained solid with $77,304 for a per screen average
of $6,442, as did Sony's "Afterglow" which earned $58,654 for a per screen
average of $219,669.

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++


EVE'S BAYOU (Trimark): $85,220 (-15%) -- Total: $13,598,124

Week #10 -- 73 Screens (+10) -- $1,184 average per screen


SICK (CFP): $ 9,933 (+153%) -- Total: $169,452

Week #10 -- 8 Screens (+4) -- $1,242 average per screen


GUANTANAMERA (CFP): $6,233 (-39%) -- Total: $830,263

Week #28 -- 4 Screens (-5) -- $1,558 average per screen


LATIN BOYS GO TO HELL (Strand): $4,991 (-27%) -- Total: 180,048

Week #10 -- 1 Screens (no change) -- $4,991 average per screen


PONETTE (Arrow): $3,714 (+48%) -- Total: 1,270,295

Week #34 -- 6 Screens (+2) -- $619 average per screen


LA PROMESSE (New Yorker): $2,245 (+238%) -- Total: 575,355

Week #35 -- 3 Screens (no change) -- $748 average per screen


A LIFE APART (First Run): $2,218 (+1%) -- Total: 238,792

Week #25 -- 2 Screens (+1) -- $1,109 average per screen


BEAUMARCHAIS (New Yorker): $1,336 (-43%) -- Total: 227,372

Week #12 -- 4 Screens (-1) -- $334 average per screen


FLAMENCO (New Yorker): $760 -- Total: 462,090

Week #38 -- 1 Screen -- $760 average per screen


DEEP CRIMSON (New Yorker): $671 -- Total: 43,052

Week #14 -- 1 Screen (no change) -- $671 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP 5 ++


GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax): $10,261,471 (+339%) -- Total: $19,010,323

Week #6 -- 1,787 Screens (1,623) -- $5,742 average per screen


WAG THE DOG (New Line): $7,788,122 (+552%) -- Total: $9,735,924

Week #3 -- 1,665 Screens (+1,596) -- $4,678 average per screen


JACKIE BROWN (Miramax): $3,737,667 (-49%) -- Total: $33,377,858

Week #3 -- 1,642 Screens (+13) -- $2,276 average per screen


SCREAM 2 (Miramax): $3,581,635 (-51%) -- Total: $90,781,396

Week #5 -- 2,332 Screens (-356) -- $1,536 average per screen


DECONSTRUCTING HARRY (Fine Line): $1,172,608 (-44) -- Total: 6,703,533

Week #5 -- 445 Screens (+2) -- $2,635 average per screen


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


[EDITOR'S NOTE: The Indie Top 10 includes the top grossing EDI tracked films
distributed by distribution companies not owned or affiliated by major
studios or entertainment companies. The Other Top 5 includes the top
grossing EDI tracked films distributed by companies other than the primary
major studios.]

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