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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 2nd Clinker in a Row for Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood took a beating over the weekend. “The Rookie,” directed by and starring Eastwood, co-starring Charlie Sheen, earned $5.5 million on 1,862 screens, for a weak $2,959 per-screen average. The Warner Bros. title marks Eastwood’s second commercial disappointment of the year, following “White Hunter, Black Heart.” Meanwhile tough guy Sylvester Stallone continued to stumble as MGM/UA’s “Rocky V” earned $1.8 million and a seventh-place ranking. Total purse after four weeks: only $34.6 million.

* Released on two screens, 20th Century Fox’s “Edward Scissorhands,” directed by Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice,” “Batman”) and starring Johnny Depp, earned $159,622 for a startling $79,811 per-screen. The film moves to about 500 theaters on Friday.

Movie Weekend Screens/ Weeks in Total (Studio) Gross Average Release Gross 1. “Home Alone” $14.2 1,342 4 $84.1 (20th Century Fox) Million $8,068 Million 2. “Misery” $7.1 1,299 2 $20.1 (Columbia Pictures) Million $5,471 Million 3. “The Rookie” $5.5 1,862 1 $5.5 (Warner Bros.) Million $2,959 Million 4. “Dances With Wolves” $5.4 1,051 5 $32.0 (Orion Pictures) Million $5,124 Million 5. “Three Men” $4.5 1,282 3 $35.8 (Buena Vista) Million $3,569 Million * “Edward Scissorhands” $159,622 2 1 $159,622 (20th Century-Fox) $79,811

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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