Travolta Films Tail 'Titanic'

"Titanic" topped the weekly box-office chart for the 15th consecutive week with $15.2 million in ticket sales.

Two films featuring John Travolta achieved the next highest box-office figures over the weekend: the reprise of his 1978 musical "Grease," which grossed $12.7 million, and the politically themed "Primary Colors," which took in $7 million, a 42% drop from its debut the week before.

The weekend's highest-ranking new film was "The Newton Boys" from 20th Century Fox, which came in ninth with a lackluster $4 million in box office. Dimension Films' "Ride" grossed an impressive $2.6 million on only 496 screens; Disney's "Meet the Deedles" took in $2 million on 1,763 screens.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."Titanic" $15.2 3,233 15 (Paramount/Fox) $515.3 $4,706 2. "Grease" (reissue) $12.7 2,064 1 (Paramount) $12.7 $6,156 3. "Primary Colors" $7.0 1,968 2 (Universal) $22.2 $3,560 4."The Man in the Iron Mask" $6.3 3,101 3 (MGM/UA) $43.7 $2,043 5."Wild Things" $5.7 2,177 2 (Sony/Columbia) $18.2 $2,604 6. "As Good as It Gets" $4.3 1,564 14 (Sony/TriStar) $131.8 $2,751 7. "Good Will Hunting" $4.117 1,642 17 (Miramax) $121.6 $12,507 8."U.S. Marshals" $4.116 2,436 4 (Warner Bros.) $49.5 $1,690 9. "The Newton Boys" $4.0 1,965 1 (Fox) $4.0 $2,041 10. "Mr. Nice Guy" $2.6 1,463 2 (New Line) $9.3 $1,767 "Ride" $2.5 496 1 (Miramax) $2.5 $5,067 "Meet the Deedles" $2.0 1,763 1 (Disney)$2.0 $1,138

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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