WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 'Talking' Still Leads the Pack

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Tri-Star's "Look Who's Talking" has not quieted down yet. The romantic comedy finished No. 1 again with $11.5 million--down 18% from last week--for a whopping $45.4 million since its opening three weeks ago. Universal's Halloween offering "Shocker," directed by Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven, grossed $4.5 million on 1,783 screens. In its U.S. debut, Tri-Star's "The Bear" did not break the box offices records that it did in Europe last year. But the animal adventure story opened well on 858 screens for $3.6 million, a per-screen average of $4,285.

* TV's "Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg made his directorial film debut to mixed reviews with Universal's "Dad." The bittersweet family drama took in $535,504 on 107 screens.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."Look Who's Talking" $11.5 1,622 3 (Tri-Star) $45.4 $7,125 2."Shocker" $4.5 1,783 1 (Universal) $4.5 $2,530 3."The Bear" $3.6 858 1 (Tri-Star) $3.6 $4,285 4."Next of Kin" $2.6 1,358 2 (Warner Bros.) $8.8 $1,949 5."Sea of Love" $1.8 1,152 7 (Universal) $48.9 $1,600 *"Dad" $535,504 107 1 (Universal) $535,504 $5,005

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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