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Caped Crusader Keeps Flying

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“Batman” added another record to its box office string, becoming the first movie to hit the $100-million mark in just 10 days. The movie took in another $30.1 million during its second weekend to dwarf the competition. Disney’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” continued its fast pace, with a second weekend gross of $13.1 million, and Columbia’s “The Karate Kid Part III” did an estimated $10.4 million. Some of the weekend figures are estimated here because much of the film industry took July 4 Eve off. Orion Pictures’ “Great Balls of Fire” opened to a very disappointing weekend gross of $3.8 million in 1,417 theaters, a per screen average of about $2,700.

* Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” benefited from a month of controversy and opened strong across the country, taking in $3.6 million from just 352 theaters, for a hefty $10,095 per screen average.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average in Release 1."Batman” $30.1 2,194 2 (Warner Bros.) $100.2 $13,708 2."Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” $13.1 1,431 2 (Disney) $38 $9,161 3."Karate Kid III” $10.4 1,560 1 (Columbia) $10.4 $6,670 4."Ghostbusters II” $9 2,410 3 (Columbia) $74.5 $3,737 5."Indiana Jones” $7.1 2,103 6 (Paramount) $147.3 $3,371 *"Do the Right Thing” $3.8 352 1 (Universal) $3.8 $10,095

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co


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