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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

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People were fighting to get into Eddie Murphy’s new concert film, “Raw.” And once they were through fighting, a lot of them did get in. “Raw” grossed $9.1 million from 1,391 theaters to take the No. 1 spot on the weekend box office chart, followed by hold-over comedies “Three Men and a Baby” and the surprisingly strong “Throw Momma from the Train.” Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” did better in cities than in the suburbs, opening with an OK $3.1 million at 743 theaters. The real news is down in the weekend’s No. 10 spot, occupied by Bill (The Duck?) Cosby’s “Leonard Part 6.” The spy spoof grossed a mere $1.3 million in 1,142 theaters, giving it an average of just slightly more than $1,000 per screen.

* “Broadcast News,” launched by a sweep of the New York Film Critics Circle awards, did a hot $28,220 per screen average in seven exclusive run theaters in major cities (it opens wide Friday). Another critics’ favorite, “Moonstruck,” averaged $18,228, also in seven theaters.

Weekend Screens/ Weeks Movie gross/ Average in (Studio) Total release (millions) 1. Eddie Murphy Raw $9.1 1,391 1 (Paramount) $9.1 $6,525 2. Three Men and a Baby $7.5 1,753 4 (Buena Vista) $44.0 $4,284 3. Throw Momma From the Train $5.7 1,514 2 (Orion) $15.2 $3,752 4. Batteries Not Included $3.3 1,328 1 (Universal) $3.3 $2,505 5. Wall Street $3.1 743 2 (20th Century Fox) $8.5 $4,128 * Broadcast News $.198 7 1 (20th Century Fox) $.198 $28,220

Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations Co.

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