Weekend Box Office : 'White Men' Hits From Outside

"White Men Can't Jump," an urban comedy starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, leaped to the top of the box-office chart in a single bound, skipping over last week's No. 1 film, "Basic Instinct," in its first weekend in theaters. "Ladybugs," a new comedy with Rodney Dangerfield playing the coach of a girl's soccer team, entered the field in fifth place.

* "Ruby," moviedom's latest take on people involved in the events surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination, hit the list in the 17th spot.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "White Men Can't Jump" $14.7 1,923 1 (Fox) $14.7 $7,650 2. "Basic Instinct" $13.2 1,770 2 (TriStar) $34.7 $7,460 3. "Wayne's World" $5.7 1,878 7 (Paramount) $87.1 $3,042 4. "My Cousin Vinny" $5.3 1,506 3 (Fox) $25.1 $3,530 5. "Ladybugs" $5.1 1,528 1 (Paramount) $5.1 $3,390 6. "The Cutting Edge" $4.4 775 1 (MGM/Pathe) $4.4 $5,779 7. "Fried Green Tomatoes" $2.8 1,312 14 (Universal) $65.3 $2,145 8. "Lawnmower Man" $2.5 1,318 4 (New Line) $24.8 $1,919 9. "Beauty and the Beast" $1.7 1,157 20 (Disney) $125.3 $1,541 10. "American Me" $1.2 537 3 (Universal) $9.1 $2,390 * "Ruby" $614,327 764 1 (Triumph) $614,327 $804

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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