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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 'Woman,' 'Turtles' Still Battling It Out

MORNING REPORT

May 08, 1990|PAT H. BROESKE | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Once again, Touchstone Pictures' "Pretty Woman" romanced the weekend box office--taking the No. 1 spot, with ticket sales of $6.8 million. In second place: New Line Cinema's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," with $5.3 million. The Turtles have now cracked the $100-million club. Among new entries, Paramount Pictures' "Tales From the Darkside: The Movie," scared up $5 million--for third place. Another new entry, the 20th Century Fox comedy, "Short Time," starring Dabney Coleman, earned $1.2 million for 10th place.

* In limited release at 13 theaters, Cinecom's "Last Exit to Brooklyn"--based on the controversial 1964 novel--had ticket sales of $186,489 for a high per-screen average of $14,345. MGM/UA's "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?" had ticket sales of $313,844 at 150 theaters.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."Pretty Woman" $6.8 1,726 7 (Touchstone) $90.6 $3,946 2."Teenage Mutant Ninja $5.3 2,330 6 Turtles" (New Line Cinema) $104.7 $2,283 3."Tales From the Darkside" $5 1,535 1 (Paramount) $5 $3,276 4."Spaced Invaders" $3.1 1,845 2 (Touchstone) $8.4 $1,709 5."The Guardian" $3 1,736 2 (Universal) $10 $1,740 *"Last Exit to Brooklyn" $186,489 13 1 (Tri-Star Pictures) $186,489 $14,345

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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