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The Indie Top Five and The Other Ten: 12.12.97 - 12.14.97

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 16, 1997 at 2:0AM

by Eugene HernandezIn a weekend when "Scream 2" dominated screen space and box office, two movies that fall below our indie top five radar opened. "Hugo Pool" from BMG/Northern Arts premiered with a weekend tally of $6,305 on 4 screens and "The Mother And The Whore" opened with $4,217 on one screen.In its third week, "Bent" eaerned $28,793, a drop of 55%, making its total $299,346. Meanwhile, in its fifth week, "The Tango Lesson" earned $7,746 on 2 screens -- a mere 10% drop. It has made $103,293 so far.
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by Eugene Hernandez




In a weekend when "Scream 2" dominated screen space and box office, two movies that fall below our indie top five radar opened. "Hugo Pool" from BMG/Northern Arts premiered with a weekend tally of $6,305 on 4 screens and "The Mother And The Whore" opened with $4,217 on one screen.


In its third week, "Bent" eaerned $28,793, a drop of 55%, making its total $299,346. Meanwhile, in its fifth week, "The Tango Lesson" earned $7,746 on 2 screens -- a mere 10% drop. It has made $103,293 so far.

++ THE INDIE TOP FIVE ++


"Eve's Bayou" (Trimark): $329,591 (-62%) -- Total: $12,934,121

Week #6 -- 557 Screens (-172) -- $856 average per screen


"Office Killer" (Strand): $16,188 (+51%) -- Total: $37,446

Week #2 -- 2 Screens -- $8,094 average per screen


"Guantanamera" (CFP): $14,023 (-21%) -- Total: $770,886

Week #24 -- 9 Screens (-3) -- $1,558 average per screen


"Lillies" (Turbulent Arts): $12,603 (+14) -- Total: $173,030

Week #10 -- 6 Screens -- $2,101 average per screen


"A Self-Made Hero" (Strand): $10,539 -- Total: $85,758

Week #14 -- 6 Screens -- $1,757 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP TEN ++


"Scream 2" (Miramax): $39,246,554 -- Total: $39,246,554

Week #1 -- 3,112 Screens -- $12,611 average per screen


"Mortal Kombat Annihilation" (New Line): $1,166,557 -- Total:
$33,124,237
Week 4 -- 1,756 Screens (-384) -- $664 average per screen


"The Wings Of The Dove" (Miramax): $539,986 -- Total: $6,746,002

Week #6 -- 248 Screens (-13) -- $2,177 average per screen


"The Full Monty" (Fox Searchlight): $424,903 (-29) -- Total: $34,021,824

Week #18 -- 347 Screens (-7) -- $1,225 average per screen


"Deconstructing Harry" (Fine Line): $356,476 -- Total: $356,476

Week #1 -- 10 Screens -- $35,648 average per screen


"Eve's Bayou" (Trimark): $329,591 (-62%) -- Total: $12,934,121

Week #6 -- 557 Screens (-172) -- $856 average per screen


"Bean" (Gramercy): $327,053 (-75%) -- Total: $44,328,037

Week #9 -- 886 Screens (-911) -- $369 average per screen


"The Ice Storm" (Fox Searchlight): $304,183 (-40%) -- Total: $6,582,261

Week #11 -- 170 Screens (-53) -- $1,789 average per screen


"Boogie Nights" (New Line): $301,643 (-54%) -- Total: $23,242,869

Week #9 -- 335 Screens (-143) -- $900 average per screen


"Good Will Hunting" (Miramax): $229,823 (-16%) -- Total: $629,475

Week #2 -- 10 Screens (+3) -- $22,982 average per screen


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


[EDITOR'S NOTE: The Indie Top 5 includes the top grossing EDI tracked films
distributed by distribution companies not owned or affiliated by major
studios or entertainment companies. The Other Top Ten includes the top
grossing EDI tracked films distributed by companies other than the primary
major studios.]





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