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The Indie Top 10 and the Other Top 5: 2.27.98 - 3.01.98

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 3, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzThe lone new entry in this weeks Indie Top 10, "Caught Up," kicked offwith a modest $3,398 talley on 713 screens, while many of the rest ofthe top ten held on to good portions of their previous week's gross."Eve's Bayou," "Mrs. Dalloway," "Comrades, Almost A Love Story" and"Moon Over Broadway" all dropped 20% or less, while Trimark's "StarKid," only dropped 16% but continues to have anemic per screen numbers.First Look's "Dalloway" expanded onto 19 screens from 8 and stillmanaged a respectible second week per screen average of over $5,000.On the Other Top 5 list, Oscar nominees continued to rack up impressivenumbers, with "Good Will Hunting" gaining 2% over last weekend and "TheApostle" holding on to all but 4% of its box office take. New Line's "WagThe Dog" appears finally to be waning after racking up an impressive $40mil.+, getting pushed out of the top five by the same distrib's stylishnew entry "Dark City."
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by Mark Rabinowitz




The lone new entry in this weeks Indie Top 10, "Caught Up," kicked off
with a modest $3,398 talley on 713 screens, while many of the rest of
the top ten held on to good portions of their previous week's gross.
"Eve's Bayou," "Mrs. Dalloway," "Comrades, Almost A Love Story" and
"Moon Over Broadway" all dropped 20% or less, while Trimark's "Star
Kid
," only dropped 16% but continues to have anemic per screen numbers.
First Look's "Dalloway" expanded onto 19 screens from 8 and still
managed a respectible second week per screen average of over $5,000.


On the Other Top 5 list, Oscar nominees continued to rack up impressive
numbers, with "Good Will Hunting" gaining 2% over last weekend and "The
Apostle
" holding on to all but 4% of its box office take. New Line's "Wag
The Dog
" appears finally to be waning after racking up an impressive $40
mil.+, getting pushed out of the top five by the same distrib's stylish
new entry "Dark City."

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++


CAUGHT UP (Live): $2,422,631 -- Total: $ 2,422,631

*Premiere -- 713 Screens -- $3,398 average per screen


STAR KID (Trimark): $189,698 (-16%) -- Total: $6,450,669

Week #7 -- 266 Screens (-62) -- $713 average per screen


EVE'S BAYOU (Trimark): $97,031 (-11%) -- Total: $14,727,939

Week #17 -- 55 Screens (-62) -- $1,764 average per screen


MRS. DALLOWAY (First Look): $96,909 (+8%) -- Total: $224,312

Week #2 -- 19 Screens (+11) -- $5,100 average per screen


LEATHER JACKET LOVE STORY (JDF): $9,956 (-22%) -- Total: $29,688

Week #2 -- 1 Screen (no change) -- $9,956 average per screen


AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE (Strand): $9,096 (-32%) -- Total: $60,901

Week #3 -- 2 Screens (no change) -- $4,548 average per screen


FIRE (Zeitgeist): $9,061 -- Total: $531,918

Week #28 -- 2 Screens (+2) -- $4,546 average per screen


MOON OVER BROADWAY (Art/Eye): $8,569 (-20%) -- Total: $29,105

Week #2 -- 1 Screen -- $8,569 average per screen


FALLEN ANGELS (Kino): $6,663 (-38%) -- Total: $129,863

Week #6 -- 1 Screens (-1) -- $6,663 average per screen


COMRADES, ALMOST A LOVE STORY (Rim): $5,320 (-10%) -- Total: $13,228

Week #2 -- 1 Screen -- $5,320 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP 5 ++


THE WEDDING SINGER (New Line): $8,719,890 (-29%) -- Total: $48,833,850

Week #3 -- 2,826 Screens (-11) -- $3,086 average per screen


GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax): $6,636,861 (+3%) -- Total: $96,394,357

Week #13 -- 2,203 Screens (+18) -- $3,013 average per screen


DARK CITY (New Line): $5,576,953 -- Total: $5,576,953

*Premiere -- 1,754 Screens -- $3,180 average per screen


SENSELESS (Miramax): $2,786,952 (-48%) -- Total: 9,249,606

Week #2 -- 1,850 Screens (+7) -- $1,506 average per screen


THE APOSTLE (October): $2,304,203 (-4%) -- Total: $10,954,109

Week #11 -- 751 Screens (+75) -- $3,068 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.]