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

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 13, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Eugene HernandezNominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards last week, Kasi Lemmon's "Eve'sBayou" 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 samplingof films from 1997The 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 EnRose," in its third week, remained solid with $77,304 for a per screen averageof $6,442, as did Sony's "Afterglow" which earned $58,654 for a per screenaverage of $219,669.
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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.]