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‘Pretty Woman’ Maintains Appeal at the Box Office

TIMES STAFF WRITER

“Pretty Woman” continues to romance the box office. With ticket sales of approximately $6.8 million, the romantic comedy from Touchstone Pictures was again the No. 1 film among the country’s moviegoers.

The R-rated fairy tale about love between a corporate executive (Richard Gere) and a Hollywood hooker (Julia Roberts) has now grossed some $90 million after seven weeks in release.

In the No. 2 spot was New Line Cinema’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” With ticket sales of about $5.1 million, the quartet of pizza-loving, crime-fighting reptilian wonders has now cracked the $100-million club. After six weeks, grosses are now approximately $103 million.

In its first week out, Paramount Pictures’ “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie,” scared up $5 million to take third place.

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Touchstone’s comedy, “Spaced Invaders,” ranked fourth. It had ticket sales of about $3.2 million, and cumulative grosses are now approximately $8 million.

Fifth place went to Universal Pictures’ “The Guardian.” The horror tale directed by William Friedkin had ticket sales of about $3 million last week and has now earned approximately $9 million.

Rounding out the weekend’s Top 10, in estimated figures: Paramount’s “The Hunt for Red October,” $2.4 million in ticket sales, $102.5 million cumulative gross; Tri-Star Pictures’ “Q&A;,” $2.1 million, $5 million cumulative; Epic/Triumph Releasing’s “Wild Orchid,” $1.7 million, $4.5 million; Warner Bros.’ “Driving Miss Daisy,” $1.4 million, $97.5 million; Twentieth Century Fox’s “Short Time,” $1.3 million (first weekend).


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