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Weekend Box Office

March 17, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Warner Bros.' "Lethal Weapon" continued to knock 'em dead at the box office this past weekend. The Mel Gibson-Danny Glover action film did even better business its second weekend of release--a rare occurrence--with a $7.1 million take at 1,256 screens (compared with $6.8 million its first weekend at the same number of screens). Also, Touchstone's "Tin Men"--a comic tale of feuding aluminum-siding salesmen in 1963 Baltimore--appeared among the top draws this weekend, taking in $4 million at only 684 screens (a healthy $5,858 per-screen average). Two wildly different films dealing with evil doings--New Line's "Nightmare on Elm Street 3" and Tri-Star's "Angel Heart"--slipped a bit this past weekend: $5 million at 1,365 screens for "Nightmare" (compared with $6.7 million last weekend) and $2.7 million at 819 screens for "Angel Heart" (compared with $3.6 million). Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations Co.

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