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Weekend Box Office

MORNING REPORT

July 14, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Movies were the hot leisure item for Americans last weekend, and no movie was hotter than "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise." The wimp farce opened in the No. 1 position for 20th Century Fox, taking in nearly $8 million from 1,351 screens. Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" soared to the No. 2 spot, scoring the highest per-screen average ($6,901) with grosses of $6.1 million from 881 theaters. The news was good for nearly every studio as 11 movies grossed $3 million or more. But the biggest news may have been the comeback of Disney/Touchstone's "Adventures in Babysitting," which rode a new ad campaign and charges of racism to a 43% jump over its opening weekend business. "Innerspace," also benefiting from a revamped ad campaign, showed a 9% increase from its July 4 opening. The only movie people apparently didn't want to see was "The Squeeze," a Michael Keaton comedy that took in just $1.4 million from 1152 theaters.

Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations Co.

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