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MORNING REPORT

Weekend Box Office

April 28, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Once again, Michael J. Fox was the chief executive at the nation's movie houses over the weekend. Universal's "Secret of My Success," Fox's latest, took in $5.6 million at 1,346 venues; the film has so far grossed $27.2 million since its April 10 release. Tri-Star's shoot-'em-up neo-Western, "Extreme Prejudice," was the class of the debutantes, loading up with $3.5 million at 1,071 screens its first weekend. This week's tidbit: Touchstone's "Outrageous Fortune" and Warners' "Lethal Weapon" were the first two films released in 1987 to crack the $50-million mark (the sure sign of a hit). "Outrageous" did the trick in 11 weeks, while it took "Weapon" only six.

(Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations Co.)

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