‘Alone’ Wraps Up Holiday Box Office

From Associated Press

“Home Alone” and “Godfather Part III” led the weekly box office sweepstakes, combining for a $45-million New Year’s holiday take, while “Ghost” materialized as the biggest hit of 1990.

“Home Alone” took in an estimated $25 million to take the No. 1 position in the five-day holiday box office tally, followed by “Godfather Part III” in second with more than $20 million, according to preliminary figures released today by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.

Muscling into third was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Kindergarten Cop” with $17 million. Fourth went to Kevin Costner’s “Dances With Wolves” with $12 million. The fifth-place finisher was “Look Who’s Talking Too” with $9.3 million.

Sixth place went to “Edward Scissorhands,” followed by “Three Men and a Little Lady,” “Misery,” “Mermaids” and “Russia House.”


Two big-budget movies did poorly. “Bonfire of the Vanities” took in only $4.9 million and “Havana” grossed just $2 million.

The holiday box office period began Friday and ended Tuesday.

The year’s biggest hit was the supernatural drama “Ghost,” with a 1990 take of more than $202 million. “Pretty Woman” was second.