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The Indie Top 10 and the Other Top 5: 3.6.98 - 3.08.98

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 10, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Eugene HernandezIn the battle of the per screen averages among the Indie Top 10 andthe Other Top 5, Lion's Gate's "Love and Death on Long Island" scoredwith an average of $13,025 on six screens. Another new entry, JohnSayles' "Men With Guns" from Sony Picture Classics, reached an $11,067 perscreen average on two screens. Meanwhile, the Coen Brothers' newfilm "The Big Lebowski" managed a $4,585 average on over 1,200screens.Four Miramax entries, "Four Days in September," "Mrs. Brown,""Scream 2," and "Jackie Brown" were at the bottom of the per screenaverage list this week with none of the four able to top a $1,000 perscreen average. "Scream 2" and "Jackie" barely registered, with$359 and $349 averages respectively. The films have been intheaters for 13 and 11 weeks respectively.
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by Eugene Hernandez




In the battle of the per screen averages among the Indie Top 10 and
the Other Top 5, Lion's Gate's "Love and Death on Long Island" scored
with an average of $13,025 on six screens. Another new entry, John
Sayles' "Men With Guns" from Sony Picture Classics, reached an $11,067 per
screen average on two screens. Meanwhile, the Coen Brothers' new
film "The Big Lebowski" managed a $4,585 average on over 1,200
screens.


Four Miramax entries, "Four Days in September," "Mrs. Brown,"
"Scream 2," and "Jackie Brown" were at the bottom of the per screen
average list this week with none of the four able to top a $1,000 per
screen average. "Scream 2" and "Jackie" barely registered, with
$359 and $349 averages respectively. The films have been in
theaters for 13 and 11 weeks respectively.

++ THE INDIE TOP 10 ++


CAUGHT UP (Live): $1,024,103 (-58%) -- Total: $ 4,077,613

Week #2 -- 722 Screens (+9) -- $1,418 average per screen


MRS. DALLOWAY (First Look): $253,722 (+161%) -- Total: $522,858

Week #3 -- 68 Screens (+49) -- $3,731 average per screen


STAR KID (Trimark): $178,119 (-6%) -- Total: $6,674,264

Week #8 -- 228 Screens (-38) -- $781 average per screen


LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND (LGF): $9,956 (-22%) -- Total: $78,151

*Premiere -- 6 Screens (no change) -- $13,025 average per screen


EVE'S BAYOU (Trimark): $54,453 (-44%) -- Total: $14,821,531

Week #18 -- 36 Screens (-19) -- $1,513 average per screen


MOON OVER BROADWAY (Art. Lic.): $9,021 (-5%) -- Total: $43,726

Week #3 -- 3 Screen (+2) -- $3,007 average per screen


LILIES (Turbulent): $4,911 (-22%) -- Total: $228,117

Week #22 -- 1 Screen (no change) -- $4,911 average per screen


AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE (Strand): $4,675 (-49%) -- Total: $70,112

Week #4 -- 2 Screens (no change) -- $2,338 average per screen


GENERAL CHAOS (Isl. Digit.): $4,585 -- Total: $531,918

Week #5 -- 1 Screen -- $4,585 average per screen


FALLEN ANGELS (Kino): $3,215 (-52%) -- Total: $136,238

Week #7 -- 1 Screens (no change) -- $3,215 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP 5 ++

THE WEDDING SINGER (New Line): $6,198,896 (-29%) -- Total: $57,076,673

Week #4 -- 2,826 Screens (no change) -- $2,194 average per screen


THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Gramercy): $5,533,844 -- Total: $5,533,844

*Premiere -- 1,207 Screens -- $4,585 average per screen


GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax): $5,175,514 (-22%) -- Total: $103,427,470

Week #14 -- 2,049 Screens (-154) -- $2,526 average per screen


DARK CITY (New Line): $2,837,941 (-49%) -- Total: $10,190,659

Week #2 -- 1,754 Screens -- $1,618 average per screen


THE APOSTLE (October): $1,512,756 (-34%) -- Total: $13,231,755

Week #12 -- 747 Screens (-4) -- $2,025 average per screen





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