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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : National Box Office Goes Soft

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This summer’s fire appears to be burning out under the box office. “Betrayed,” the United Artists release starring Debra Winger and Tom Berenger, came in No. 2 during a weekend notable mostly for its ho-hum theater attendance. The Costa-Gavras thriller, in which Winger plays an FBI agent who infiltrates a white supremacist group, was long on early hype but short on good reviews. The film grossed $5.5 million at 1,036 theaters last weekend, or $5,342 per screen.

*Universal broadened the release of its controversial film “The Last Temptation of Christ,” from 18 to 48 screens nationwide. But the film’s per-screen performance dropped considerably, from $26,459 to $11,701 since last week.

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average in Release 1. “Nightmare on Elm St. 4" $7.0 1,767 2 (New Line) $25.1 $3,955 2. “Betrayed” $5.5 1,036 1 (MGM/UA) $5.5 $5,342 3. “A Fish Called Wanda” $3.8 1,223 7 (MGM/UA) $30.8 $3,083 4. “Die Hard” $3.7 1,432 7 (20th Century Fox) $52.0 $2,562 5. “Young Guns” $3.6 1,371 3 (20th Century Fox) $23.0 $2,645 * “The Last Temptation of Christ” $.562 48 3 (Universal) $2.1 $11,701

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