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The Indie Top 10 and the Other Top 5: 3.20.98 - 3.22.98

by Mark Rabinowitz




"Mrs. Dalloway" continued strong last weekend, gaining more than 11
percent and picking up 28 more theaters, as well. There were several
premieres this week, with "Fireworks" and "Taste of Cherry" racking up
the most impressive per sheet numbers, $6,612 and $9,392. Trimark's
"Chairman of the Board" continued its slide, losing 75% of its gross and
pulling in only $233/screen.


In the Other Top 5, New Line's "Mr. Nice Guy" took first place with a
gross of more than $5 mil and a per screen average of over $3,500
smackers. Rushing toward potential Oscar Gold, "Good Will Hunting"
stayed firm, losing slightly less than 17% of its take in its 16th week
of release.

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++


CAUGHT UP (Live): $369,448 (-44%) -- Total: $5,966,586

Week #4 -- 347 Screens (-231) -- $1,065 average per screen


MRS. DALLOWAY (First Look): $261,879 (+11%) -- Total: $1,227,317

Week #5 -- 90 Screens (+28) -- $2,910 average per screen


LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (LGF): $242,485 (-34%) -- Total: $860,569

Week #3 -- 82 Screens (+2) -- $2,957 average per screen


STAR KID (Trimark): $65,826 (-38%) -- Total: $6,940,399

Week #10 -- 110 Screens (-77) -- $598 average per screen


FIREWORKS (Milestone): $59,508 -- Total: $59,508

*Premiere -- 9 Screens -- $6,612


CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD (Trimark): $43,770 (-76%) -- Total: $274,087

Week #2 -- 188 Screens (-8) -- $233 average per screen


A RAT'S TALE (Legacy): $33,768 -- Total: $33,768

*Premiere -- 56 Screens -- $603 average per screen


POST COITUM (New Yorker): $28,112 (-10%) -- Total: $72,923

Week #2 -- 8 Screens (+4) -- $3,514 average per screen


TASTE OF CHERRY (Zeitgeist): $18,784 -- Total: $18,784

*Premiere -- 2 Screens -- $9,362 average per screen


NIAGARA NIAGARA (Live): $16,745 -- Total: $16,745

*Premiere -- 3 Screens -- $5,582 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP 5 ++


MR. NICE GUY (New Line): $5,250,704 -- Total: $5,250,704

*Premiere -- 1,463 Screens -- $3,589 average per screen


GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax): $4,026,752 (-17%) -- Total: $115,597,415

Week #16 -- 1,805 Screens (-94) -- $2,231 average per screen


THE WEDDING SINGER (New Line): $3,254,479 (-30%) -- Total: $68,391,968

Week #6 -- 2,065 Screens (-485) -- $1,576 average per screen


THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Gramercy): $1,830,628 -- Total: $13,771,141

Week #3 -- 1,123 Screens (-112) -- $1,630 average per screen


THE APOSTLE (October): $1,169,836 (-9%) -- Total: $16,636,186

Week #14 -- 712 Screens (-27) -- $1,643 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. The Other Top 5 lists the top
grossing EDI tracked films distributed by companies other than the
primary major studios.]

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