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The Indie Top 10 and the Other Top 5: 2.20.98 - 2.22.98

by Mark Rabinowitz and Eugene Hernandez




Three new entries ("Mrs. Dalloway," "Leather Jacket Love Story," and
"Moon Over Broadway" performed solidly this weekend, each earning over $10,000
per screen. Meanwhile, the two films at the top of the Indie Top 10 ("Star Kid"
and "Eve's Bayou") continued to show signs of age, earning small numbers at the
box office. Despite the recent downturn, "Bayou" still remains the most
successful film from a non-studio affiliated distributor released last year: the
movie is now just shy of the $15 million mark.

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++

STAR KID (Trimark): $225,587 (-27%) -- Total: $6,220,944

Week #6 -- 328 Screens (+324) -- $688 average per screen


EVE'S BAYOU (Trimark): $108,924 (-46%) -- Total: $14,592,983

Week #16 -- 117 Screens (-61) -- $931 average per screen


MRS. DALLOWAY (First Look): $90,127 -- Total: $90,127

*Premiere -- 8 Screens -- $11,266 average per screen


MOTHER AND SON (International Film Circuit): $13,411 -- Total: $36,930

Week #3-- 3 Screens (+2) -- $4,470 average per screen


AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE (Strand): $13,318 (-49%) -- Total: $45,804

Week #2 -- 2 Screen -- $6,659 average per screen


LEATHER JACKET LOVE STORY (JDF): $12,784 -- Total: 12,784

*Premiere -- 1 Screen -- $12,784 average per screen


MOON OVER BROADWAY (Art/Eye): $10,684 -- Total: $10,684

*Premiere -- 1 Screen -- $10,684 average per screen


FALLEN ANGELS (Kino): $10,675 -- Total: $116,192

Week #5 -- 2 Screens (+1) -- $5,338 average per screen


THE BREAK (Castle Hill): $5,975 -- Total: $5,975

*Premiere -- 1 Screen $5,975 average per screen


COMRADES, ALMOST A LOVE STORY (Rim): $5,920 -- Total: $5,920

*Premiere -- 1 Screen -- $5,920 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP 5 ++


THE WEDDING SINGER (New Line): $12,228,970 (-44%) -- Total: $37,652,488

Week #2 -- 2,837 Screens (+16) -- $4,311 average per screen


GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax): $6,471,601 (-30%) -- Total: $87,964,286

Week #12 -- 2,185 Screens (+13) -- $2,962 average per screen


SENSELESS (Miramax): $5,837,651 -- Total: 5,837,651

*Premiere -- 1,843 Screens -- $2,896 average per screen


THE APOSTLE (October): $2,403,800 (-11%) -- Total: $7,928,300

Week #10 -- 676 Screens (+272) -- $3,556 average per screen


WAG THE DOG (New Line): $1,607,788 (-38%) -- Total: 39,077,696

Week #9 -- 1,031 Screens (-71) -- $1,559 average per screen


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


[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. The Other Top 5 lists the top grossing EDI
tracked films distributed by companies other than the primary major
studios.]

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