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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : A Super Weekend for Top Films

January 29, 1991|PAT H. BROESKE | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Despite the Super Bowl, moviegoing was up 40% over the same time period last year, with Fox's "Home Alone" coming in first for the 11th consecutive weekend. The film has now topped $203 million. Among limited release films doing well: "The Grifters" (Miramax Films), with $3.3 million at 766 screens, an average of $4,322; "Green Card" (Touchstone), with grosses of $3 million on 381 screens, an average of $7,880; "Hamlet" (Warners), $2.4 million on 525 screens, an average of $4,602; "Once Around" (Universal), $544,102 on 52 screens--an impressive $10,464 per screen; and "Alice" (Orion), $1.1 million on 261 screens, an average of $4,244.

* Meanwhile, "The Godfather Part III" (Paramount) continued its descent, with just $1.8 million on 1,104 screens, for a per-screen average of $1,623 and 12th place on the chart.

Movie Weekend Screens/ Weeks in Total (Studio) Gross Average Release Gross 1. "Home Alone" $7.2 2,106 11 $203.5 (20th Century Fox) Million $3,451 Million 2. "Awakenings" $4.8 1,325 6 $26.5 (Columbia Pictures) Million $3,687 Million 3. "White Fang" $4.7 1,187 2 $11.3 (Buena Vista) Million $4,081 Million 4. "Kindergarten Cop" $4.4 1,187 6 $67.5 (Universal Pictures) Million $1,730 Million 5. "Dances With Wolves" $4.3 1,911 12 $92.4 (Orion Pictures) Million $3,308 Million * "The Godfather Part III" $1.8 1,104 5 $59 (Paramount Pictures) Million $1,623 Million

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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