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Weekend Box Office

December 22, 1987|JACK MATHEWS | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

People were fighting to get into Eddie Murphy's new concert film, "Raw." And once they were through fighting, a lot of them did get in. "Raw" grossed $9.1 million from 1,391 theaters to take the No. 1 spot on the weekend box office chart, followed by hold-over comedies "Three Men and a Baby" and the surprisingly strong "Throw Momma from the Train." Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" did better in cities than in the suburbs, opening with an OK $3.1 million at 743 theaters. The real news is down in the weekend's No. 10 spot, occupied by Bill (The Duck?) Cosby's "Leonard Part 6." The spy spoof grossed a mere $1.3 million in 1,142 theaters, giving it an average of just slightly more than $1,000 per screen.

* "Broadcast News," launched by a sweep of the New York Film Critics Circle awards, did a hot $28,220 per screen average in seven exclusive run theaters in major cities (it opens wide Friday). Another critics' favorite, "Moonstruck," averaged $18,228, also in seven theaters.

Weekend Screens/ Weeks Movie gross/ Average in (Studio) Total release (millions) 1. Eddie Murphy Raw $9.1 1,391 1 (Paramount) $9.1 $6,525 2. Three Men and a Baby $7.5 1,753 4 (Buena Vista) $44.0 $4,284 3. Throw Momma From the Train $5.7 1,514 2 (Orion) $15.2 $3,752 4. Batteries Not Included $3.3 1,328 1 (Universal) $3.3 $2,505 5. Wall Street $3.1 743 2 (20th Century Fox) $8.5 $4,128 * Broadcast News $.198 7 1 (20th Century Fox) $.198 $28,220

Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations Co.

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