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The Indie Top Ten and the Other Top Five: 1.2.98 - 1.4.98

by Eugene Hernandez




"Eve's Bayou," which topped critic Roger Ebert's 1997 top ten list,
remained atop the indie list this weekend, having earned more than $100,000
this weekend on 82 screens, bringing its total to $13,475,192. Also, two
distributors each placed two films in the indie top ten this week. Santa
Monica, CA based Strand had "Latin Boys Go to Hell" and "A Self Made Hero"
in the top ten, while NYC's Zeitgeist Films had "Will it Snow for
Christmas
" and "Fire" on the list.


Miramax took the top three spots in the other Top 5 with strong showings
from "Scream 2," "Jackie Brown," and "Good Will Hunting." Finally, one film
entered the overall list this weeks -- "Oscar & Lucinda" debuted on seven
screens nationwide earning $83,461 for a total of $137,163.

-- The Indie Top 10 --

Eve's Bayou (Trimark): $100,235 (+42%) -- Total: $13,475,192

Week #9 -- 82 screens $1,617 average per screen


Latin Boys Go to Hell (Strand): $5,827 -- $170,808

Week #18 -- 1 screen -- $5,827 average per screen


Will it Snow for Christmas (Zeitgeist Films): $4,710 (-27%) -- Total: $35,775

Week #3 -- 2 screens -- $2,355 average per screen


Ponette (Arrow Releasing): $2,514 (+122%) -- Total: $1,275,049

Week #33 -- 4 screens -- $629 average per screen


Beaumarchais, The Scoundrel (New Yorker): $2,359 (-89%) -- Total: $220,234

Week #11 -- 5 screens -- $472 average per screen


A Self Made Hero (Strand): $2,012 -- Total: $101,295

Week #17 -- 1 screen -- $2,012 average per screen


Gabbeh (New Yorker): $2,009 (+181%) -- Total: $483,752

Week #28 -- 2 screens -- $1,005 average per screen


A Life Apart (First Run Features): $1,823 (-17%) -- Total: $235,909

Week #24 -- 1 screen -- $1,823 average per screen


Fire (Zeitgeist Films): $1,436 (-24%) -- Total: $482,441

Week #20 -- 1 screen -- $1,436 average per screen


Lilies (Turbulent Arts): $1,011 -28% -- Total: $197,719

Week #19 -- 1 screen -- $1,011 average per screen

-- The *Other* Top Five --


Scream 2(Miramax): $7,284,025 (-20%) -- Total: $85,492,042

Week #4 -- 2,888 screens -- $2,710 average per screen


Jackie Brown (Miramax): $7,254,531 (-22%) -- Total: $27,164,883

Week #2 -- 1,629 screens -- $4,460 average per screen


Good Will Hunting (Miramax): $2,335,440 (+36%) -- Total: $7,510,617

Week #5 -- 184 screens -- $14,259 average per screen


Deconstructing Harry (Fine Line): $2,081,975 (+135%) -- Total: $4,904,940

Week #4 -- 443 screens -- $4,700 average per screen


Wag The Dog (New Line): $1,195,214 (+1198) -- Total: 1,427,184

Week #2 -- 59 screens -- $17,322 average per screen


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


[EDITOR'S NOTE: The Indie Top 10 includes the top grossing EDI tracked
films distributed by distribution companies not owned or affiliated by
major studios or entertainment companies. The Other Top Five includes the
top grossing EDI tracked films distributed by companies other than the
primary major studios.]

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