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'Black Rain,' 'Sea of Love' Tops at Box Office : WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

September 26, 1989|DANIEL CERONE | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Fall box-office figures continued to climb slightly, as Paramount's "Black Rain" posted opening numbers usually reserved for the holiday season. Director Ridley Scott's stylish thriller, starring Michael Douglas in his first film role since "Wall Street," grossed $9.7 million on 1,610 screens. In its second week, Al Pacino's steam "Sea of Love" grossed $7.8 million, down 22% from its opening. Overall, the Top-10 box office is up 45% from a year ago.

* With the help of Marlon Brando's first screen performance in eight years, MGM/UA's anti-apartheid film "A Dry White Season" opened well on 17 screens for $202,507 a per-screen average of $11,912.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average in Release 1."Black Rain" $9.7 1,610 1 (Paramount) $9.7 $6,010 2."Sea of Love" $7.8 1,313 2 (Universal) $21.4 $5,925 3."Uncle Buck" $3.2 1,784 6 (Universal) $49.8 $1,795 4."Parenthood" $3 1,399 8 (Universal) $78.4 $2,150 5."When Harry Met Sally..." $2 1,170 11 (Columbia) $78.1 $1,746 *"A Dry White Season" $202,507 17 1 (MGM/UA) $202,507 $11,912

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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