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THREE-DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : A Replay of the Top Five

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Though two new titles managed to snare spots in the weekend’s Top 10, moviegoers rallied to more familiar titles. In fact, the top five films were a virtual replay of last week’s, with Orion Pictures’ “Silence of the Lambs” again snaring No. 1--jumping about 4% over its opening weekend. Of the just-out titles, Paramount’s “He Said, She Said,” which details a romance from both the male and female points of view, debuted in seventh place with $2.8 million. Warner Bros.’ “Nothing But Trouble"--which opened last weekend to deadly reviews, and eighth place--plummeted to 10th place.

* “Scenes From a Mall” opened to disappointing reviews and equally disappointing box office. But the slim receipts of $3.8 million on 1,039 screens was enough for sixth place.

Movie Weekend Screens/ Weeks in Total (Studio) Gross Average Release Gross 1."Silence of the Lambs” $11.9 1,515 2 $30.9 (Orion) Million $7,886 Million 2."Sleeping With the Enemy” $9.2 1,488 3 $42.9 (20th Century Fox) Million $6,194 Million 3."King Ralph” $5.0 1,632 2 $14.7 (Universal Pictures) Million $3,075 Million 4."Home Alone” $4.8 1,775 15 $236.3 (20th Century Fox) Million $2,722 Million 5."Dances With Wolves” $4.2 1,602 16 $117.3 (Orion Pictures) Million $2,637 Million * “Scenes From a Mall” $3.8 1,039 1 $3.8 (Buena Vista) Million $3,681 Million

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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