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Oscar Nominees Show New Strength

February 23, 1988|MICHAEL CIEPLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE and Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average in Release 1. Good Morning, Vietnam $6.9 1,598 9 (Disney) $71.5 $4,318 2. Shoot to Kill $4.8 1,519 2 (Disney) $11.9 $3,160 3. Moonstruck $4.7 1,163 10 (MGM/UA) $36.6 $4,041 4. Action Jackson $3.6 1,250 2 (Lorimar) $10.1 $2,882 5. Three Men and a Baby $3.5 1,689 13 (Disney) $136.6 $2,072 * Hope and Glory $.761 323 17 (Columbia) $6.3 $2,355 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

With no major new film openings to divert box-office dollars, it was an awfully good weekend to be an Oscar nominee. MGM/UA's "Moonstruck," catching wind from a best-picture nomination, rose 7% to $4.7 million after more than a month in release. Columbia's "The Last Emperor," also in the best-picture running, jumped a bit to $1.7 million, while the same studio's "Hope and Glory," surged. Columbia's "School Daze," Disney's "Shoot to Kill," and Lorimar's "Action Jackson"--a rare configuration of films featuring black talent--all trailed off somewhat in their second week of release.

* Director John Boorman's "Hope and Glory," with Oscar nominations for best picture and best director, jumped nearly 400% to $761,000 as it widened to 323 screens.

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