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The Indie Top Five and The Other Ten: 12.5.97 - 12.7.97

by Eugene Hernandez




Among the new entries this week, "Good Will Hunting" from Miramax was far and a
way the strongest debut, earning $272,912 on only 7 screens for an enormous
per screen average of $38,987. Also from Miramax, "Office Killer" opened on 2
screens, earning $10,713. From Artistic License, "Other Voices, Other Rooms",
made $8,525 on 4 screens, for a $2,131 per screen average. Also opening was
"Twisted" from Leisure Time Features which earned $5,968 on one screen.


In weekend number 2, Goldwyn’s "Bent" was solid on 13 screens, earning $64,518
for a per screen average of 4,963 and a total of 247,215. Also in its second
weekend, Miramax’ "Welcome To Sarajevo" made $38,251 on 4 screens for a total of
$155,009. "A Self-Made Hero" from Strand earned $12,285 in its 13th weekend.
On 4 screens the film had a per screen average of $3,071 for a total of
$69,977.

++ THE INDIE TOP FIVE ++


"Eve's Bayou" (Trimark): $865,532 -- Total: $12,360,950

Week #5 -- 557 Screens (+79) -- $1,361 average per screen


"Nueba Yol: Abajo La Nueva Ley" (Parker): $19,999 -- Total: $723,404

Week #6 -- 13 Screens (no change) -- $1,538 average per screen


"Beaumarchais" (New Yorker): $19,323 -- Total: $162,231

Week #7 -- 5 Screens (-2) -- $3,865 average per screen


"Guantanamera" (CFP): $17,728 -- Total: $751,478

Week #23 -- 12 Screens (+5) -- $1,477 average per screen


"Sick" (CFP): $16,892 -- Total: $116,806

Week #5 -- 8 Screens -- $2,112 average per screen

++ THE OTHER TOP TEN ++


"Mortal Kombat Annihilation" (New Line): $2,609,157 -- Total:
$31,362,809

Week 3 -- 2,140 Screens (no change) -- $1,219 average per screen


"Bean" (Gramercy): $1,308,701 -- Total: $43,695,108

Week #8 -- 1,797 Screens (-36) -- $728 average per screen


"Eve's Bayou" (Trimark): $865,532 -- Total: $12,360,950

Week #5 -- 557 Screens (+79) -- $1,361 average per screen


"The Wings Of The Dove" (Miramax): $865,124 -- Total: $5,930,296

Week #5 -- 261 Screens (no change) -- $3,315 average per screen


"Boogie Nights" (New Line): $657,961 -- Total: $22,705,852

Week #8 -- 478 Screens (+129) -- $1,084 average per screen


"The Full Monty" (Fox Searchlight): $602,179 -- Total: $33,373,613

Week #17 -- 354 Screens (+94) -- $1,344 average per screen


"The Ice Storm" (Fox Searchlight): $507,095 -- Total: $6,122,679

Week #10 -- 223 Screens (-7) -- $2,274 average per screen


"Good Will Hunting" (Miramax): $272,912 -- Total: $272,912

Week #1 -- 7 Screens -- $38,987 average per screen


"One Night Stand" (New Line): $166,650 -- Total: $2,514,663

Week #4 -- 183 Screens (-2) -- $911 average per screen


"Kiss Or Kill" (October): $160,454 -- Total: $588,821

Week #4 -- 73 Screens (+13) -- $2,198 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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