The Also-Rans


Nearly two dozen new titles will be battling it out for ticket sales between now and Christmas. Which means a slew of fall releases will have to give up their screens.

Among those that will disappear with hardly a trace at the box office:

*”White Hunter, Black Heart” (Warners), $2.3 million, 59 days. * “Funny About Love” (Paramount), $8.1 million, 52 days. * “Narrow Margin” (Tri-Star), $10.6 million, 52 days. * “Miller’s Crossing” (Fox), $4.5 million, 51 days. * “I Come in Peace” (Triumph), $4.3 million, 45 days. * “King of New York” (New Line), $2 million, 45 days. * “State of Grace” (Orion), $2 million, 45 days (no longer being tracked). * “Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael” (Paramount), $4 million, 41 days. * “Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones” (Warners), $735,092, 38 days. * “Texasville” (Columbia), $2.2 million, 38 days (no longer being tracked). * “The Hot Spot” (Orion), $1.2 million, 31 days. * “Night of the Living Dead” (Columbia), $5.6 million, 24 days. * “The Desperate Hours” (MGM/UA), $2.6 million, 17 days (no longer being tracked). And, though Prince’s “Graffiti Bridge” (Warners) is only in its third week, prepare for a quick disappearing act--it dropped 66% in Week 2. Grosses after 10 days: $3.7 million.